What's in my head

This is the home of your average girl in her early 30s making her way in the big city...Not really. I have thoughts. Now I have somewhere to put them.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Maybe we're not so different after all...?

Our neighbours to the south might just be more sensible than I thought: a poll released Thursday found eight in 10 Americans think people who drive SUVs should switch to more fuel effiencient vehicles. I'm kinda shocked by the poll and feel as though I should apologize for some of the negative thoughts I've had about the American people...or at least eight out of 10 of them.

The poll also found:
  • Almost seven in 10 want the government to establish price controls on gasoline and want more spending on subway, rail and bus systems.
  • Just over seven in 10 want to give tax cuts to companies to develop wind, solar and hydrogen energy.
  • Just over eight in 10 want higher fuel efficiency required for cars, trucks and SUVs
  • Slightly more than half favor giving tax cuts to energy companies to explore for more oil. (What? Wait a sec. Apology revoked. We should cut consumption of oil, not look for more to solve the problem. Negative thoughts have returned based on the following excerpt from the AP story)

Almost six in 10 now say exploring for new sources of energy is more important than protecting the environment. People were evenly split on that question in 2002. Half now support drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska -- up from 42 percent who felt that way in March.


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