Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Lots Of Talk About Bush On The Alaska Highway, None Of It Good

Written from Muncho Lake, BC--

When I first started driving north on the Alaska Highway in June, the Canadian price for gas was about a dollar a liter. Now, coming south, it's $1.21, up 20%, and there is much talk about how business is off.

You still run into families driving the highway, but there's concern amongst the businesspeople about the fall and winter ahead, when, normally, most of the traffic is commercial.

Will the Bush Administration do anything to put the profits of the oil companies to some conservation use? That's the question raised by a man driving from Lethridge, Alberta, to Whitehorse, in the Yukon.

And just how high will gas go? The possibility for much more in increases is certainly not ruled out.

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