$4 Dollar Gas: A Good Thing?

I know watching the dollar meter on the gas pump go up faster than your eye can register can be a painful experience, but Time.com has written an article on 10 Things You Can Like About $4 Gas that may help alittle.  It’s a positive look on an issue that seems to be having such an adverse effect on many Americans.  It seems to me that the less we use fossil fuels for energy the better off we are going be now and in the future.  It really is a shame that we have to base our standard of living on something as arbitrary as money and that we have to wait for something to be cost effective to make changes that would help us and the people around us.  Let us know how the higher gas prices are affecting you and your take on the Gas Prices below in the comments.


2 Responses to “$4 Dollar Gas: A Good Thing?”

  1. Good points! Here is my take: Gas prices are high because we allow speculators to drive them up. Food prices are high for the same reason. It infuriates me to see people making profits by making others suffer.

    I’m not sure if high gas prices have reduced consumption enough to make much of a difference for the environment. It probably has.

  2. I hope that high gas prices is forcing the way that transportation is viewed in this country. For example, people are using bicycles more often (good for their health and pollution), the train usage is up and increasing, and lets hope gas prices are encouraging more car pooling and less cars on the roads. Less cars on the roads means less pollution, less wear and tear on the roads, less accidents and so eeeeveentually we should be better off.

    Theoretically speaking of course.

    High gas prices in West Virginian seem particularly frustrating however, as we are one of the poorest states in the country, spend more than 15% of our income on gas yet pay more than the national average consistently.

    I am also hoping that it is encouraging West Virginians to stay within the state and spend their vacation money at home where it is needed.

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