Washington, D.C. – In response to the passage of the Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act through the U.S. House of Representatives, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Tiernan Sittenfeld, SVP of Government Affairs:
“It’s past time to hold Big Oil accountable for exploiting hardworking people to pad their own pockets – all while polluting our air and exacerbating the climate crisis. We commend Representatives Porter and Schrier for their leadership and every House Democrat who voted yes and stood up for their constituents who are paying the price for Big Oil’s abhorrent gouging at the gas pump during an international crisis. The Senate must follow suit and take swift action to hold polluters accountable, lower energy costs for families, and achieve long term clean energy independence by passing this bill and the House-passed $555 billion investments in climate, jobs and justice.”
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Earlier this week, LCV led a group letter from 15 environmental organizations to the U.S. House of Representatives urging members to support H.R. 7688, the Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act. And LCV’s recent poll found that 87% of voters favor a crackdown on price gouging by oil companies, including 63% who strongly favor it.
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