Meet Charlotte, N.C. guitar teacher Bob Teixeira and his son, Jonah Bechtler-Teixeira. Bob converted his car to run on soy oil, and the state of NC fined him $1000 for avoiding fuel tax. Furthermore, they want an additional $2500 bond for him to continue using his alternative fuel, from this Asheville CT article.
How progressive of the state! Way to go North Carolina!
That should encourage more people to step up and find solutions to our energy needs, huh?
Sometimes you just have to wonder. You think the state is worried about its Billion-plus-per-year payday from fuel taxes?
You betcha, they are.
Photo credit: AP Photo, The Charlotte Observer, Dana Romanoff