Would Gas Have to Cost $9 a Gallon to Meet Emission Goals?

Those of us not named Rush Limbaugh know that in order to prevent the world from devolving into a giant Mad Max set, we've got to drive less.

So as California's politicians and environmental regulators set ambitious emission reduction targets to combat global warming, the question is: Will people actually get out of their cars? And can we sweet-talk them out from behind the wheel through more enlightened land-use planning that discourages sprawl — or will it be necessary to jack up the cost of driving through hefty taxes and fees?

The carrot or the stick-shift?

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