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The annual registration tax on passenger vehicles should be inversely proportional to their gas mileage.


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NPR Transcript - Oregon considers a tax based on gas mileage.
  - It's very interesting to see what a state government is attempting to change about vehicle tax, especially with a goal of road funding. "Martin Wachs of Berkeley says the tax is supposed to reflect the cost of using the roads..." which will accompany the already implemented tax breaks for fuel-efficient vehicles.
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Fulton County Tax Commisioner - Motor Vehicle Information
  - This is the website for information regarding Fulton County, GA vehicle taxes. It describes the basic aspects of annual registration tax and its polcies, which is certainly needed before making a definite stance on this issue.
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Reports on Gas Consumption in the US
  - Provides many charts and much information on the consumption of petroleum gas in the US over various lengths of time.
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Web: Form 6197, Gas Guzzler Tax
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f6197.pdf
This is the offical gas guzzler tax form with the layout of tax per each mpg category.
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Web: The real cost of the federal tax on gasoline
http://www.artba.org/economics_research/current_issues/real_cost.pdf
This discusses the tax rate on gas over the past years. It shows a chart of the actual percentage of cost that is tax and how it compares with the changing econmy, gas mileage of cars, and rising cost of road repair.
CONTRIBUTED BY npartist

Web:History of the Gasoline Tax
http://www.artba.org/economics_research/reports/gas_tax_history.htm
This pages shows the gradual increase in tax on gas over the existance of the excise tax. It shows where the revenue goes as well.
CONTRIBUTED BY npartist

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Web: Gas Tax (pdf file)
http://www.brook.edu/dybdocroot/es/urban/publications/gastax.pdf
This document breaks down the gas tax as well as other form of revenue that the state and federal govenment use. It also shows how that money is spent. It takes into account inflation and also has figures for all 50 states (gas tax, tolls, etc).
CONTRIBUTED BY npartist

Web Clean-Fuel Vehicle Deduction
http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=104549,00.html
This is the IRS page that disucuss the tax deduction you can get by buying a clean-fuel vehicle. It list the vehicles and the dollar amount for each year.
CONTRIBUTED BY npartist

Web: NCGA Ethanol
http://www.ncga.com/ethanol/main/FAQ.htm
This tells the total consumption of gasoline in US. 131 billion gallons in 1999.
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Web:World Energy Council "Energy Efficiency Policies and Indicators"
http://www.worldenergy.org/wec-geis/publications/reports/eepi/policy_evaluation/policy_evaluation.asp
This page discusses policies from other countries that affect energy conservation, and other proposals. It includes the policy of taxing the registration of cars higher if they have low gas mileage.
CONTRIBUTED BY: techgoggles

We: SAVE programme "Energy Efficiency in the UK"
http://www.dti.gov.uk/energy/inform/save/save2002.pdf
This report discusses how in the UK energy consumption has gone down and the different policies and programs that could have caused that. One of these policies is the higher taxation on cars with low gas mileage. This could be used as a model for what the US could do.
CONTRIBUTED BY: techgoggles

www.deq.state.id.us/multimedia_assistance/p2/fuel_efficient_vehicles_fs.pdf
This site just talks about benefits of a fuel efficient vehicle and might be helpful while discussing our argument!
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www.theorator.com/bills108/s795.html
This one is a bill about tax incentives for fuel-efficent vehicles, just thought it would be interesting to read over what might be in the works for our issue.

www.globalexchange.org/campaigns/oil/1741.html
The ford manufactures have a meeting and are talking about their stand on creating more fuel efficient vehicles and higher tax for SUV's and such. Hope these help and sorry they are late! CONTRIBUTED BY An Environment that we can Live with! KatGT0
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http://www.dmvs.ga.gov/motor/registration/ratechart2003.asp
This is the cost to register chart for Georgia vehicles.
soccer431319

http://www.spe.org/spe/jsp/basic/0,,1104_1008218_1109511,00.html
A nifty site of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Just discussing how much gas and other natural resources are left. Good numbers. Good site.
soccer431319

http://www.phaster.com/road_trips/high_gas_prices.html
A pretty good site that has some useful statistics, it seem quite useful but it is somewhat biased.
Lou_Dog

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