Wednesday, October 11, 2006

air rights

ha. Who says that lame ducks are not productive. Only the Towanda News Record makes note of a proposal by Pittsburgh State Rep. Frank Pistella that air at gas stations should be provided free of charge.

You know, I have no idea how this proposal came up... but you could characterize it as a national security issue. I am sure AAA has some data on how underinflated tires cause low gas mileage. So free air to encourage keeping tires inflated will lower our dependence on foreign oil. Sounds good at least... lets make up a number and say free air would encourage proper inflation and increase gas mileage by 1%. Even that would certainly add up to hundreds of millions of gallons per year in the US.

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