Rampuppy, You make some very good points and I agree that we can drill in ANWAR without trashing the environment.
I threw the truck "proof of need" thing and not using air-conditioning in just to stir the pot a bit. *I live in Florida and I have no idea how we got along without it back in the "good old days", yet I know we have to do something to conserve our natural resources. *By the way, Ford has a hybrid SUV, an Explorer I believe, almost ready for production. *But they also have a 490 hp Mustang due out this fall. *Which way do we go?
We need a more comprehensive energy policy in this country. But, if we depend on government to come up with one...we will be waiting for a very, very long time.
Every person who is thinking of buying a new car should write the marketing department of the auto manufacturers and let them know we demand more fuel-efficient cars. *Just imagine what would happen if consumers picked one week of the year when not one person walked into dealer showrooms. *That would be a very strong statement. *THEY WILL LISTEN...their business depends on selling cars and they will use their technological skills to produce what the public wants.
That said, I must confess that I am a bit of a hypocrite since I drive a 345 hp Mark VIII Lincoln that runs the 1/4 mile in 14.01 seconds...and I use the air-conditioning all the time.