Alter: A Better Way Out of the Energy Bind

Think of the energy that has been wasted in recent years calling for a gas tax. New York Times columnist Tom Friedman alone seems to advocate it every week or so. So does every other “responsible” energy plan. Only one problem: Not Gonna Happen. Look at the public furor over current gas prices that has Congress running for cover. The idea of adding a dollar-a-gallon tax at the pump is deader than Phil Leotardo in the final episode of “The Sopranos.”But there is a way to slash emission of...
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