The Gas Pump Vote Gas Prices Rise. Gore’s Chances Decrease.

As the nation’s gas prices rise to the highest point in modern memory this Memorial Day weekend, a prediction in the June issue of The DeWeese Report, published by the American Policy Center, is coming true.

Tom DeWeese, president of the Center, writes, “With gas prices rising, Gore may finally have to face what has been a smoking gun since 1992–his radical environmental positions as clearly defined in his book, Earth in the Balance. Gore declared war on the automobile, calling for its demise. In the book he outlined programs and tax increases on gasoline to force drivers to find alternatives to their beloved mode of personal transportation.”

Promises by Clinton administration spokespersons such as Energy Secretary Richardson regarding lower gas prices are not happening. “Voters, most of whom drive, are slowly awakening to the impact of Gore’s views and, in November, will carry the memory of this very expensive weekend with them as they mark their ballots,” says DeWeese.”

In his commentary, DeWeese said, “The Clinton Administration will do nothing to repeal the ‘Gore’ federal gas excise tax, nor will Gore take action to aid the reduction of pump prices, even if and when OPEC increases production.”

The high gas prices result in large part from yet another Environmental Protection Agency attack on drivers in the name of “clean air” by imposing yet another requirement on U.S. oil companies, mandating a new cleaner-burning gasoline standard on an estimated third of the nation’s gas stations on June 1st.

Tom DeWeese
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Tom DeWeese is one of the nation’s leading advocates of individual liberty, free enterprise, private property rights, personal privacy, back-to-basics education and American sovereignty and independence.