Thursday, May 17, 2007

Keep those Humvees rolling

Updated May 21
While farsighted leaders around the world try to lessen dependence on oil, the Miami-Dade County Commission plays to short-range political convenience by considering a summertime holiday from the motor fuel tax. This is the brainstorm of Commissioner Joe Martinez, taking a hint from that well-known bastion of conservation, Texas. Read it in the Miami Herald.

The background, of course, is that gasoline prices nudged upward again last week. There's a good look at the impact of the prices in the St. Petersburg Times.

And here's the text of the proposed county ordinance, which is being scheduled for a public hearing July 17.

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