Sources: InsideBayArea, CNN
quote: The point of the subsidy is that you would burn less of it.
quote: Yes he is talking about having to pay more for using more fuel. So yes, he is already paying for any effects of the used fuel. The subsidized person essentially gets rewarded for burning the same amount of fuel. The point of the subsidy is that you would burn less of it.
quote: Reason being that there is not enough coal in the US to power all of our vehicles
quote: Where did you get that from?
quote: And who said we have to use coal? Why not nuclear? Even CCGT is almost as cheap as coal nowadays.
quote: ...you are using more fuel to cover the same distance which means you are emitting more pollutants in the atmosphere than the average car would. The government is asking you to 'true up' for that.