Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Gas prices?

I posted this today on the Providence Journal's website, in response to the question, "What should Congress be doing to bring gas prices under control?"

I must be from another planet because I think gas prices should cost much more - maybe $10 a gallon! How else will we pay for the serious research and development for clean alternatives like hydrogen, and the infrastructure to deliver them to the fuel pumps of the future? Not to mention the conversion of every vehicle still running when new fuels become available. We have some years of transition ahead of us. May we have the leadership and the courage to honestly deal with the changes that must come.