The gas tax has been the same since 1993. That’s as long as I’ve been alive. In that time, I’ve seen phones transform from Sidekicks to iPhones, computers become lightweight and touch-screen, and even vehicles go from straight hooptie town cars to electric, engine-free ones that float pointlessly in space.
The Puerto Rico Energy Commission has launched a probe into why its efforts to rebuild the commonwealth’s electrical grid after taking a direct hit from Hurricane Maria in September are proceeding so slowly, with less than even a third of the electrical grid back online to date.
Throughout the Brazilian Amazon, more than 95% of deforestation occurs within a few miles of a road. If no roads were built through these areas, the ecosystems would be far more intact, and biodiversity would be more likely to thrive.