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RE: [GreenYes] Fw: How To Drive Down Gas Prices
Truth be told, $3.00 a gallon IS cheap.  I'm waiting for prices to go up so
that they reflect the true cost of the ecological damage done by our fossil
fuel-dependent society.

I'm hoping higher gas prices will restore some sense to SUV owners and will
reinvigorate the movements to raise fuel efficiency standards and pursue
alternative fuel sources.

Of course, with the current administration I fear that higher gas prices
will only serve as a justification for drilling the hell out of our national
parks and wilderness areas.

Note, this is not an endorsement of the pricing practices of gasoline
companies nor OPEC.

-----Original Message-----
From: []On Behalf
Of C E F G :-)
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2002 11:12 AM
To:;; GRRN - GreenYes; GRRN -
David Wood
Subject: [GreenYes] Fw: How To Drive Down Gas Prices

This has already started ... please read the entire note below


I received this yesterday. As you know, summer, and all of the traveling
that goes with summer, is just around the corner--you also know that
gasoline gangsters know this and their prices are headed up again.

We need to show these unconscionable thugs (gasoline companies, OPEC,
"our allies" in the mid-eastern countries, and everybody else who is part
of  this unscrupulous and ruthless rip-off, that the buyers control the
market prices--not the suppliers.

Let's try this idea for a couple of months and see if it is as effective
as I believe it will be.


I hear we are going to hit close to $3.00 a gallon by the summer. Want
gasoline prices to come down? We need to take some intelligent, united
action. Phillip Hollsworth,  offered this good idea: This makes MUCH MORE
SENSE than the "don't buy gas on a certain day" campaign that was going
around last April or May! The oil companies just laughed at that  because
they knew we wouldn't continue to "hurt" ourselves by refusing to buy
gas. It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem for

BUT, whoever thought of this idea, has come up with a plan that can
really work. Please read it and join with us!

By now you're probably thinking gasoline priced at about $1.50 is super
cheap. Me too! It is currently $1.97 for regular unleaded in my town.

Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to
think that the cost of a gallon of gas is CHEAP at $1.50- $1.75, we need
to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the
marketplace....not sellers. With the price of gasoline going up more each
day, we consumers need to take action.

The only way we are going to see the price of gas come down is if we hit
someone in the pocketbook by not purchasing their gas! And we can do that
WITHOUT hurting ourselves. How? Since we all rely on our cars,  we can't
just stop buying gas. But we CAN have an impact on gas prices if we all
act together to force a price war.

Here's the idea: For the rest of this year, DON'T purchase ANY gasoline
from the two biggest companies (which now are one), EXXON and MOBIL. If
they are not selling any gas, they will be forced to reduce their prices.
If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow
suit. But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of Exxon
and Mobil gas buyers.

It's really simple to do!! Now, don't wimp out on me at this point...keep
reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people!!

I am sending this note to about thirty people. If each of you send it to
at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300) ... and those 300 send it to at least
ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000)...and so on, by the time the message reaches
the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION
consumers! If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten
friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted! If it goes
one level

Further, you guessed it..... THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!! Again, all
You have to do is send this to 10 people. That's all. (If you don't
understand how we can reach 300 million and all you have to do is send
this to 10 people.... Well, let's face it, you and I aren't
mathematicians ---but some of my friends are. ... so trust me on this

This will work if we all send to at least 10 people.

How long would all that take? If each of us sends this email out to ten
more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people could
conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days!!! I'll bet you didn't
think you and I had that much potential, did you! Acting together we can
make a difference. If this makes sense to you, please pass this message




Concept originator:
Alfred W. Gardner
La Quinta, CA 92253


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