Tuesday, June 03, 2008

More fallout from high gas prices

With all the focus on the US Senate debate Lieberman-Warner climate bill climate legislation (which awaits a presidential veto) and the pledge by the "central" Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec pledge to co-operate on cap-and trade, you might miss this news piece.

From the NY Times:

Responding to a consumer shift to more fuel-efficient vehicles, General Motors said Tuesday that it would stop making pickup trucks and big S.U.V.s at four North American assembly plants and would consider selling its Hummer brand.

Are we continuing to move along the elastic part of the gas tax equation?

(And, on a separate note, are we maybe being a wee bit loose with the definition of "central"? What map is Jean Charest using?)

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