The high price of gasoline has led many Americans to buy more fuel-efficient cars, including hybrids, and that has folks in Washington, D.C., worried: If people use less gas, the government gets less gas-tax revenue. So a study commissioned but not endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce suggests placing a special tax on hybrids and other fuel-efficient cars. This is an idea that belongs in the Hall of Shame of bad ideas. Penalizing people for conserving energy and reducing pollution is the kind of loopy scheme only a consultant could dream up. Yes, politicians need cash, but America needs sound policies, too. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!