26 Jun '11, 10am

(MORE SHOVING CRAP DOWN PEOPLES THROAT)General Motors boss calls 4 green fuel tax $1.00 GAL. FORCE PEOPLE 2 BUY NEW CARS.

The US government should begin imposing a dollar tax per gallon on petroleum, according to one commentator. Was it Greenpeace? Friends of the Earth? No, it was the chief executive of General Motors. In a two-hour interview with Detroit News , Dan Akerson said that his Republican friends would probably "puke" at the idea, but argued that a new fuel tax would be more efficient than imposing gas efficiency standards on vehicles. FURTHER READING Low-carbon vehicle makers urged to make small cars 'sexy' MIT: Next-gen EV batteries could be refuelled at the pump Akerson made the comment as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to work with the state of California to harmonise proposed corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for vehicles. The government is considering standards ranging from a three per cent to six per cent improvement in fuel economy each yea...

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