A Useless Boycott

I’d gotten a few emails last week proclaiming today some sort of “gas boycott” day. It urged me to not buy gas today, because THAT would teach those nasty gas stations and oil companies to stop charging us an arm and a leg for a gallon of gas.

Right.

Isn’t it rather pathetic that our dependence on gasoline is so great that we can only muster some sort of pitiful one day protest? Now, if we were to agree to severely curtail our gas usage for a month or two, now perhaps we might get their attention. But here in Orange County and SoCal in general, we are generally extremely dependent on our cars, and they know it.

How’s about a law from Congress that sets a bar of at least 25 MPG for every car manufactured? How’s about people stop driving those Hummers and Escalades that are essentially a big middle finger to the thought of conserving gasoline? How’s about people try to live where they work instead of making 100+ mile trips every day?

That MIGHT be a start.

2 Comments so far

  1. A.J. (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 11:17 am

    There is actually a bill in the works now that would make the law 35mpg, but there still isn’t a reson why it couldn’t be at least 45mpg.

    A one-day boycott is just silly. I’m glad someone other than me sees how this boycott is useless.


  2. Jon (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 10:29 pm

    I find the whole thing pathetic as well. Not as pathetic as say S.O.A.R., but pathetic none the less.



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