The Price of Gas

What's the price of gasoline? In the U.S. it's about $4 a gallon. But some experts say the true price of gas is much higher. What about the costs of pollution, and the global and local problems caused by it? Who pays for those? This animated feature from the Center for Investigative Reporting calculates the carbon footprint and other "external costs" of gasoline use in the U.S.

How much would you be willing to pay for gas? Share your thoughts with CIR.

Learn more on California Watch: U.S. gas is artificially cheap: What we don't pay for at the pump

Read the video transcript with source annotations on DocumentCloud:


Reported by Sarah Terry-Cobo
Produced by Carrie Ching and Sarah Terry-Cobo
Animation and illustration by Arthur Jones

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