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Fuel Taxes Must Rise, Harvard Researchers Say
Posted By admin On March 3, 2010 @ 5:55 am In Featured Stories,U.S. News | Comments Disabled
SINDYA N. BHANOO
NY Times 
March 3, 2010
To meet the Obama administration’s targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, some researchers say, Americans may have to experience a sobering reality: gas at $7 a gallon.
To reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the transportation sector 14 percent from 2005 levels by 2020, the cost of driving must simply increase, according to a forthcoming report by researchers at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs .
The 14 percent target was set in the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget for fiscal 2010 .
In their study, the researchers devised several combinations of steps that United States policymakers might take in trying to address the heat-trapping emissions by the nation’s transportation sector, which consume 70 percent of the oil used in the United States.
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 NY Times: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/02/fuel-taxes-must-rise-harvard-researchers-say/
 Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs: http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/
 budget for fiscal 2010: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/assets/fy2010_new_era/Environmental_Protection_Agency1.pdf
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