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6418Re: [hreg] Continental Airlines offers carbon offsetting program

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  • chasmauch@aol.com
    Jun 1, 2007
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      And speaking of gasoline going through the roof - I'm afraid we haven't seen anything yet. We not only import over 60% of our oil these days, the front page headline article in the Chronicle today reports that due to a shortage of refining capacity, we now are importing 11% of the refined gasoline we use. That is really scary, since we all remember how a couple of major hurricanes in the Gulf last year disrupted supplies. The price didn't go up much - there just wasn't any gas available when everyone tried to top off their tanks.
      There is an obvious trainwreck situation rapidly bearing down upon us and we should be taking emergency steps to deal with it now, but we still are not treating our energy situation as a critical threat to our national security and our whole society. We need a comprehensive energy policy to reduce consumption, go to alternatives and renewables, cut pollution, and generally get the public up to speed on the energy situation - but there is no sense of urgency about this except complaints about high prices. I'm afraid when demand exceeds supply and the "free market" takes over (which could easily happen this summer) it will be a really ugly scene. But as usual we probably won't take action until the crisis hits. Any suggestions about what this group could or should try to do?
      Charlie Mauch
      In a message dated 5/31/2007 8:57:31 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, Dans1@... writes:

      Yep  your right  they did kill the High Speed rail system and now is when we really need it. with Gas going through the roof.
      Dan S.
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      From: hreg@yahoogroups. com [mailto:hreg@ yahoogroups. com]On Behalf Of Robert Johnston
      Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2007 10:31 PM
      To: hreg@yahoogroups. com
      Subject: RE: [hreg] Continental Airlines offers carbon offsetting program

      Ah, but you may recall they are the ones that gunned down the Texas high speed rail system.  Or would that have traveled half full?  (I’ll bet not, after 9/11, when Houston-Dallas is hardly worth flying anymore due to the check-in time requirements) .

      Robert Johnston

      From: hreg@yahoogroups. com [mailto:hreg@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Ariel Thomann
      Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2007 8:12 PM
      To: hreg@yahoogroups. com
      Cc: houstonpeakoil@ lists.riseup. net
      Subject: Re: [hreg] Continental Airlines offers carbon offsetting program

      I dunno. I think I'll stick with my beloved nutty Southwest -- a full plane is
      much more fuel-efficient than one that's half empty, or so I think. Am I right?

      - We are all Human beings here together. We have to help one another, since
      otherwise there is NO ONE who will help.
      - All countries need a NO REGRETS strategic energy policy. Think ahead 7
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      > Article in today's Chronicle says Continental will offer passengers a chance
      > to counter the environmental effects of their flights by participating in a
      > carbon offsetting program.
      > _http://www.chron. com/disp/ story.mpl/ business/ 4849662.html_
      > (http://www.chron. com/disp/ story.mpl/ business/ 4849662.html)
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