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Make Price Gouging At The Pump A Federal Crime

Posted by nytexan on May 22, 2007

Below is a message that I received from MoveOn.org to sign their petition to make price gouging a federal crime. Please use the link below to sign the petition. Thanks.

An Important message from MoveOn:

Today, we sent the following petition to MoveOn members—asking Congress to get tough with Big Oil by passing a bill that would make price gouging at the pump a federal crime.

As of yesterday, gas prices are the highest in U.S. history—we just passedthe 1981 record, even adjusted for inflation. Prices could reach $4.00per gallon in parts of the country, just in time to crimp summer vacation plans.As consumers suffer, the oil industry continues to reap the windfall—breaking profit records on an almost quarterly basis. It’s outrageous!

Enough is enough. Hearings start today on H.R. 1252, a House bill that would make gas price gouging a federal crime, punishable by 10 years in prison. Speaker Pelosi has said she’ll move the bill to a vote this week—if there’s the two-thirds majority required to fast track the bill through the process.

Oil company lobbyists are frantically trying to stop the bill. Your representative needs to hear from you today. Will you sign our petition asking Congress to pass the price-gouging bill—and then send it to your friends?

“Gasoline price gouging should be made a federal crime before the summer price increases hurt more American families.”

Sign the petition:
http://pol.moveon.org/stoppricegouging/?rc=oil_petition&id=10387-6618849-g4lbX7&t=4

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2 Responses to “Make Price Gouging At The Pump A Federal Crime”

  1. Kmuzu said

    Signing Now! Thanks for the info

  2. nytexan said

    thank you. I knew I could count on you.

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