Nov 06 2007
The pocket book. – yup, until the average driver gets hit over the head with a hefty gas tax, we’re just not going to be conserving our precious fossil fuels. The BC provincial government is doing the right thing by putting a carbon tax up for consideration in next year’s budget (as reported in the always vigilant Public Eye Online by Sean Holman).
Sure, make allowances for people who buy more fuel-efficient vehicles and for truck freight carriers that would otherwise get hit with a disproportionate share of the tax. But the wave of gas-guzzling SUV’s that has hit the roads over the past decade would never have gotten off the assembly line if we had implemented this measure in time across North America.
Oil is a finite resource and when we do use it, the planet seems not to like it. This carbon tax’s time has come.