Responsible energy use

Mr. Doyle Grogan's letter (OGJ, Aug. 13, 2001, p. 10) was interesting. I agree that an energy policy is imperative, but I also believe that Americans must quit purchasing monster SUVs and other gas-guzzling vehicles. A short drive along any urban freeway at rush hour tells an interesting story of our own self-centered, self-destructive consumer habits. A huge proportion of the vehicles on the road are SUVs and pickups, and these vehicles carry one person to and from work. We could decrease our imports at an astonishing rate if mandated mileage standards were applied to all vehicles on the road, with increases in mileage mandated as technology allows.Think also of the energy savings if...

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