Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Supersize those fries with your Diet Coke? 

Tell me it's not a great country:

The Bush administration is expected to abandon a proposal to extend fuel economy regulations to include Hummer H2's and other huge sport utility vehicles, auto industry and other officials say.

Automakers have had powerful incentives to produce such vehicles because they are exempt from fuel regulations, have had rich profit margins, and many consumers can claim tax breaks for them.
(via NY Times)

Talk about a hedonic treadmill... Half the country's mainlining oil, and the rest of us are enabling them.

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