Friday, 22 February 2008
As you may already know, the price of gas here on the island of Newfoundland went up by 6 cents/liter yesterday, bringing prices in the Avalon region up to 1.20 per liter. As expected, various news stories were done about this, with some people claiming that the larger, 4 x 4 gas guzzlers were a necessity in a Newfoundland winter and not a luxury. I think that statements like these are total BS. I drive a small hatchback 1.6 L car around town, and across the island during the winter months. My driving speed adjusts with the weather, and I have good snow tires, which equals to no accidents. People must move away from the large gas pigs and move onto more fuel efficient vehicles and/or public transportation and/or walking/cycling. They will reduce their impact on the environment and decrease the power of the oil companies. FIGHT THE POWER!!!!