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Five to 10 cents a gallon: A small price to pay for meaningful reduction in pollution

Not so long ago, I was able to pay $2 per gallon at a Shell station when using the discount rewards from shopping at Stop & Shop. Now, only a few months later, the market price of gas is $2.90 at the pump. Whether the Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI) adds five or ten cents to the cost of a gallon of gas, the cost is miniscule compared to the deleterious effects of our state’s continued gas guzzling habit.