Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Disturbing Impact of Higher Fuel Prices

Alabama freelance writer Sandy Williams owns a general store with gas pumps in the town of Crossville. Her observations in this piece published in the "Birmingham News" are powerful and moving.
LINK TO B,HAM NEWS ARTICLE

excerpt:
To the folks in this rural community, getting a paycheck on Friday afternoon means they have to drive at least 10 to 15 miles, each way, to work every day for a grueling eight-hour shift in a poultry processing plant or a sock mill. With blue-collar wages here still floating between $5 and $6 an hour, that puts them bringing home, after taxes, a mere $150 to $200 a week.

1 comment:

Katie said...

The Alliance to Save Energy launched the Drive $marter Challenge http://www.drivesmarterchallenge.org to help individuals hit hardest by high gas prices. The website provides money-saving gas tips, an interactive calculator, discount maintenance coupons and additional resources. – Kat, Alliance to Save Energy