Now I remember why I stopped listening to National Public Radio in the morning -- stories like this one this morning, about how Texas is all plugged into the national conversation about energy consumption and climate control. I mean, really?
Texas is the nation's largest energy hog because it has a lot of industry, a lot of people, a lot of air conditioning, a lot of miles and a lot of big cars. Tangi Spencer, a movie caterer in Dallas, explains the big-car phenomenon in Texas quite simply: "Here, it's the bigger the truck, the better off you are; the bigger the gas guzzler you are, the better off you are."
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