Friday, November 5, 2010

Fighting Oil Addiction: Ranking States' Gasoline Price Vulnerability and Solutions for Change -- NRDC

This Report for 2010 from the National Resources Defense Council finds that:

• Oil dependence affects all states, but some drivers are hit harder economically than others.

• Drivers in 2009 spent a markedly lower percentage of their income on gasoline than they did in 2008, and drivers in all but 5 states actually spent a lower percentage than they did in 2006. This is a notable change in the trend of the past few years, which saw increasing vulnerability.

• While some states are pioneering solutions and many are taking some action, a fair number of states are still taking few (if any) of the steps needed to reduce their oil dependence.

No comments: