State must do more to lower gas prices
The governor and California’s government must do more to lower gasoline prices within the state, provide more stable and adequate supplies and create an environment in which gasoline prices within California are consistently at or close to the national average.
The recent act of encouraging the early production and sale of winter gasoline blends in the state is a small step in the right direction. A great deal more should be done for economic health of the state and for California families and gasoline consumers.
For too long, Californians have paid significantly higher gasoline prices than people in the rest of the country. That is unfair to Californians, and it’s unnecessary. Reasonable and significantly lower gasoline prices can co-exist with strong, effective and health-ensuring environmental laws, rules and regulations, throughout the state. What is California’s government doing to lower gasoline prices and promote construction of new, environmentally-appropriate refining capacity in the state?