By Marlyn Rodriguez |Asst. Managing Editor| Gas prices have been on a steady drop for months leaving prices at their lowest rate since 2010, leading to an increase in consumer spending during the holiday season. Sixty percent of gas stations in the U.S. are selling gasoline at lower than $3 per gallon. The cheapest place that sells gasoline is in South Carolina or Tennessee, where the state average is $2.75 per gallon, according to The Washington Post. Food, shelter and medical care have all been increasing while gas prices are rapidly decreasing. Reports show that low-income Americans spend about 13 percent of their income on gasoline. Some contributors to the sudden … [Read more...] about Gas prices at their lowest since 2010
By Andres Ibarra |Staff Writer| Health may be at risk for millions of Americans due to drinking water contaminated by oil and gasoline. “The government failed to inspect thousands of oil and gas wells that pose a potential threat of water contamination and environmental damage,” according to the Associated Press. Many investigators claim that a lot of the blame falls on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) weak regulation, which allowed policies based on outdated sciences, according to the Associated Press. “One of the factors includes increased use in hydraulic fracturing, while it may have been beneficial economically,it also increased the risk of chemicals spreading to our … [Read more...] about Oil in my water, who knew?
By Marlyn Rodriguez |Opinions Editor| The prices for limes are rising and so are lime thieves (April 7) Due to the rising prices of limes, people are stealing limes directly from the groves, which in turn causes prices to rise even higher. The price has increased so much that truckers transporting limes have to travel with escorts due to a recent bandit who stole more than $50,000 in shipment. Biofuels have a higher pollution rate than gasoline (April 20) The Obama administration concluded that biofuels are better for the environment than gasoline. Yet scientific studies found that biofuels will only speed up the process of global warming. Middle aged people moving back in with … [Read more...] about Chronicle news briefs