May 18, 2000 |
Flush with cash and armed with sport-utility vehicles, U.S. motorists are burning through lots more gasoline even though they are paying lots more at the pump, industry and government figures show. Drivers' thirst for fuel was such last year that the growth in demand nationwide was the size of Virginia's entire consumption for 1999 at nearly 10 million gallons a day, industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said.
March 30, 2004
Re "Wild West" (March 23): Hummers and other gas-guzzling vehicles contribute to real eco-terrorism. Crista Worthy Pacific Palisades
February 25, 2009 |
Two teachers on their lunch break scanned a refrigerated shelf inside a Manhattan coffee shop lined with drink bottles: Naked Juice, Perrier, Smartwater, New York City tap water. "Tap water?" said Alison Szeli, 26, picking up the clear plastic bottle with orange letters: "Tap'd NY. Purified New York City tap water." She studied the description: "No glaciers were harmed in making this water." She compared prices: Smartwater cost $1.85. Tap'd NY was 35 cents less.
HOME & GARDEN
October 25, 2007
REALLY enjoyed the story about Bob Haggstrom's Malibu landscape ["Faking Paradise," Oct. 11]. Cannot understand the negativity from other readers. Haggstrom is creating a wonderful restful place for himself and the wildlife in the area. Has to be better for the environment and less wasteful than grass lawns that consume tons of water, get saturated with harmful fertilizers and require gas-guzzling, noisy mowers and leaf blowers to maintain. Maureen Little Camarillo
June 17, 2007 |
In their weekly radio address, Democrats called for a new direction in energy policy, away from gas-guzzling automobiles and reliance on foreign oil. It's widely expected that the Senate will approve some sort of increase in auto fuel economy as part of an energy bill it hopes to finish in the coming weeks. The Senate bill would require automakers to increase the fuel economy of new cars, SUVs and pickups beginning in 2020 to a fleet average of 35 miles per gallon. It currently is 27.