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Rep. Upton Statement Gets False Rating from PolitiFact

15 Mar 2011  |   Damien Shirley

Today, PolitiFact examined Rep. Upton's claim that blocking the EPA from setting limits on greenhouse gasses would help "stop rising gas prices" and determined that claim to be false.

Their conclusion is largely based on the fact that the price of gasoline is volatile and affected by many factors???such as global demand and supply interruptions???so it's extremely difficult to correlate any single factor with rising or falling prices. The truth is that the EPA sets standards that help reduce our dependence on oil while protecting public health and the environment.

PolitiFact published their findings earlier today, the same day that Rep. Upton's anti-EPA bill comes before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which Rep. Upton chairs.

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