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Aug 19, 2008 - 11:45 AM

Arnold’s big idea: Use less gas

by Mark Reback
 
It seems the extent of Governor Schwarzenegger's solution for Californians to help combat sky-high gas prices is... promoting more efficient use of gasoline. Gee thanks for the big idea, Arnold.

It's not the first time Arnold has tried to appear "green", while staying the gasoline-powered course, not to mention the gov's attempts at "greenwashing" his image.

Instead of telling us to just use less gas, Arnold could be taking bold effective steps to help move us away from oil toward a clean energy future. Or at the very least, as today's editorial in the Sacramento Bee states, Arnold "could instead use his star power to encourage real conservation -- using other modes of transportation (walking, biking, carpooling or riding transit) and planning ahead to combine car trips ("trip chaining"). Such practices not only save gas but also reduce air pollution and traffic congestion."

Still think the millions in contributions from Big Oil don't matter to Arnold? Sure looks like they do...





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