Georgia Schools Conserve Gas

Governor Sonny Perdue
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Georgia's governor says he'd rather have a temporary inconvenience than a crisis later on.

Most schools in the state are closed today and tomorrow at Sonny Perdue's request. He says the move will save fuel in the aftermath of the two big hurricanes.

Perdue tells C-B-S the state hadn't recovered from fuel shortages caused by Katrina when Rita hit. And he says the state's situation remains uncertain because of refinery shutdowns and pipeline disruptions.

A handful of Georgia districts are staying open. And Perdue says that's fine. He denies pressuring any districts to take "snow days" in September.

His move has angered some parents who've had to take time off from work or scramble to arrange day care. But Perdue says "sacrifice is about inconvenience