Why Detroit wants to raise gas taxes

Cook, William J.
January 1993
U.S. News & World Report;1/18/93, Vol. 114 Issue 2, p60
Argues that new levies on gasoline would change consumer behavior and boost the sale of more efficient cars. The support of a big tax increase on fuel by Harold `Red' Poling, chairman of Ford Motor Co.; Poling's view; Overview of the present corporate average fuel-economy standards (CAFE); Impact of the rapid growth of light trucks used as passenger cars; Advantages of the gas tax.


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