That's right. A time should come when we'll go
back to having a grocery store, hardware store, etc., in every neighborhood as
we did a few years ago. No matter how efficient automobiles become, no
saving will result when "shopping centers" continue to be moved farther from
customers. We shouldn't need to go 10 miles to get a few
common-place items any more than we did then. or than people in other
countries do. To start, if we encourage those local stores that are still around
we'll also decrease the contribution to smog and ground-level ozone and the
warming trend. R. H. Freye
The contribution to air pollution would also
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Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2003 8:20
Subject: E-M:/ The view from
From Friday's Kalamazoo Gazette editorial
Upset about gas prices? Use less
... there is something
Americans can do if they're truly alarmed about the price of gasoline: Use
less of it.
We love our gas-swilling SUVs
and would rather die than be forced to drive little four-cylinder econoboxes.
The bus? That's for the poor,
the elderly and the handicapped, we Americans think. Ride a bike? Fat chance.
Where are the cupholders and air conditioning?
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