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News :: Politics
Lt. Gov. Candidate Wants To Economize Gasoline
01 Sep 2006
The crusader against rising gasoline prices, Stewart A. Alexander, is opposed to a California proposition on the State’s November ballot, to tax gasoline, because he believes it will not prevent gasoline price gouging at the pumps. Instead Alexander is proposing to introduce a program that he has identified as the, Friendly Petroleum Producers Program, to help provide relief at the pumps for consumers and the trucking industry.
Lt. Gov. Candidate Wants To Economize Gasoline

Stewart A. Alexander
2006 Candidate
California Lieutenant Governor
Peace and Freedom Party

During these hot summer months Californians have seen gasoline prices hovering above the $3.00 mark while the oil producing giants continue to report record profits. Now Stewart Alexander, the Peace and Freedom Party candidate for California Lieutenant Governor, wants to organize public support for lower gasoline prices.

Stewart Alexander is proposing to work with California state leaders and the California Energy Commission to identify oil companies that will lower the cost on two grades, 87 octane and diesel, at or below $2.25 a gallon, to offer relief to commuters and truck drivers. The program would be identified as the Friendly Petroleum Producers Program.

The state would identify those petroleum companies that are providing the price breaks, to enabling consumers to buy these two grades of fuel at the lower cost. Stations and fueling outlets would have public displays or decals whereby the public could easily identify their brand as a Friendly Petroleum Producer Program participant.

State officials would also work with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Department of Energy to gather support for this program in the international petroleum market.

The California November ballot has a proposition, Proposition 87, which will place a tax on fuel, for alternative energy, alternative energy vehicles, energy efficient technologies, and for education and training. The proposition would prohibit producers from passing the tax on to consumers.

Alexander is opposing Proposition 87 because while producers can not pass on the cost of the tax to consumers, the proposition does not prevent producers from gouging consumers for big profits. Alexander also said the proposition does not clearly define how the increased revenues would be spent and potentially 90 percent of this increased revenue could be lost to waste.

Alexander believes that his proposal, Friendly Petroleum Producers Program, will offer consumers relief at the pumps while more energy efficient technologies are developed. Alexander says, “This program is not a solution for rising gasoline prices; as a state and nation we must move ahead developing electric cars, hydrogen vehicles, light rail systems and alternative energy.”

For more information search the Web for Stewart A. Alexander for California Lieutenant Governor.
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