Gas rationing proposals devised by DOE are discussed. The latest proposals which have been criticized by the Urban Environment Conference allots rations by the number of cars owned. Thus on 3-car owner would receive three times the quantity of rations as a single car owner irrespective of household number. Those who do not own a car and bicyclsts would not receive any rations. Such persons often depend on car rides from others and should therefore also obtain rations. Most consumers favor a plan that would include all licensed drivers or all adults. Consumer respresentatives are concerned about ensuring fairness as well as about other issues which include the following: the absence of provisions in the plan for ongoing consumer participation; reserves to meet the needs of the handicapped; and priority classes which should include social services such as meals-on-wheels.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Energy

    Office of Consumer Affairs
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Coling, G
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

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  • Pagination: p. 12
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322691
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM