A sunny proposition
Congress showed its softer, conservationist side yesterday?as if there had ever been any doubt?when it proposed to extend daylight savings...
Congress showed its softer, conservationist side yesterdayas if there had ever been any doubtwhen it proposed to extend daylight savings time another two months as a means of saving on energy costs. From yesterday's Boston Herald:
"We all just feel sunnier after we set the clocks back,'' said [Congressman Edward] Markey (D-Mass). "In addition to the benefits of energy savings, less crime, fewer traffic fatalities, more recreation time and increased economic activity, daylight just brings a smile to everybody's faces.''
Ah, conservation feels good, doesn't it? By extending daylight savings, the U.S. could conserve an estimated 10,000 barrels of oil a dayconsiderable progress if you just ignore the fact that the country burns through 20 million barrels a day.