The Nation: Think Slow, Think Small

Remember the tiger the oil industry put in your tank not too many years ago? Well, the U.S. Senate has that tiger by the tail, and is trying to pull it in an effort to ease the nation's fuel short age. The legislators last week tacked a "sense of Congress" resolution onto an oil allotment bill, urging states to lower speed limits on federal aid roads by 10 m.p.h. or to 55 m.p.h., whichever works out higher. The resolution, which each state can heed or disregard as it chooses, is based on the desperate but indubitable logic that cars burn up...

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