By Danielle Fugere, Kate McMahon, and Colin Peppard
AS OIL PRICES RISE, quick-fix scams such as gas-tax holidays and drilling for oil in fragile ecosystems have been promoted as potential solutions for people struggling to make ends meet. Yet these are gimmicks that will do nothing to relieve pressure at the pump and serve to only pad the pockets of Big Oil, while delaying any real action to reduce energy costs in the long run.
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