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Old 01-16-2008, 10:54 PM   #1
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yet another reason Texas can go fuck itself.

Texas is biggest carbon polluter

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080116/..._warming_texas

Debbie Howden, an Austin real estate agent, said her family of six has two pickup trucks, three SUVs, and no apologies. "I would definitely put size and safety over the emissions thing," said Howden, 55. She calls their high fuel bills a "necessary evil."

horrid bitch.
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:04 PM   #2
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They got rid of the environment, and have been happy ever since.
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:10 PM   #3
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they must have executed it.

"the American lifestyle is not negotiable."
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:27 PM   #4
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His theory on why Texans love their trucks and SUVs? "The larger the car, the bigger you feel," he said.
Must be a lot of insecure guys (and their wives and girlfriends/boyfriends) in Texas.
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There is little doubt the state's stand on pollution reflects the influence of Texas' biggest and most powerful industry: energy.
A more plausible explanation than too many insecure guys or spillover influence from death penalty laws IMO.
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Old 01-17-2008, 10:17 AM   #6
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haha, oh my.

a necessary evil?

i do not share the same planet with these people... i do not share the same planet with these people... i do not share the same planet with these people...
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Would her sins be forgiven by a "carbon-credit" indulgence? Or is that just for mansion-dwelling/jet-setting Nobel laureates?


DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS!
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Why should we all care about how we get to work or go about are daily life if the big players on the international scene dont do their bit?
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What's beautiful about her size and safety statement is that trucks like that make roads more dangerous for other drivers who don't want to drive a boat. I can't tell you the number of times these big trucks have eased their way into my lane because they can't see my little car. Not to mention if I park in between two trucks then I can't see if traffic is passing when I'm backing out.
I've already had one person hit me because of this. And I was going at a snail's pace too.
And the safety,

http://www.suv-rollovers.com/index.cfm

Unless you plan on hauling heavy things, there's no need to get one of these things. It's a gas guzzler. Environment issues aside, you're paying more to get to the same places that I am, and you putting yourself and others at a higher accident risk.
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This reminds me of a Texan friend of mine who once jokingly listed priority loves of Texans to be "God, Texas, Family, America, and Truck. In that order."
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That lady's a good reason to implement a $2+ a gallon gas tax, with the proceeds used to fund the green infrastructure and hybrid vehicle tax credits.
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She'd be singing a different tune if she paid for gas what the Europeans are paying.
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Old 01-17-2008, 03:53 PM   #13
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Why punish the consumer? Why not go after car companies? Why not levy some kind of manufacturing tax on automobiles that aren't environmentally friendly?
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Because what consumer needs two pickup trucks and three SUVs?
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Why punish the consumer? Why not go after car companies? Why not levy some kind of manufacturing tax on automobiles that aren't environmentally friendly?
Because the consumer drives demand. Demand drives design and sales.
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