Reducing Consumption

Obama and the Republicans have done a great thing for the environment without meaning to. To repay campaign contributions they have allowed Wall street to speculate in oil futures without regulation. Even though oil supplies are way up, which would normally lower gas prices, the speculation has sent gas prices through the roof. Americans are environmental pigs. The only thing that will induce them to conserve gas and energy is high prices. So ironically Republican greed will stimulate the growth of green alternatives and efficiency technology that they despise.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)