Saturday, July 05, 2008
A drilling platform off the California coast.
U.S. Department of Energy photo
McClatchy-Tribune News Service (MCT)
The following editorial appeared in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on Sunday, June 29:
At $4 a gallon, the high price of gas is hurting American families and putting a stranglehold on the nation's economy. This month, a survey funded by the nonpartisan Surdna Foundation found that families across the nation are paring budgets to pay for skyrocketing fuel costs, with poor families even scrimping on food and medicine. Days ago, Northwest Airlines' Doug Steenland grimly warned Congress of the risks of "out-of-control" fuel prices for his industry and others.