Oilman In Chief: Bush eases environmental rules on gasoline

by Frank O'Donnell, TomPaine.com

George W. Bush would like to sell you the idea that pesky environmental regulations are keeping gas prices high.

http://www.tompaine.com/articles/2006/04/26/oilman_in_chief.php



Oilman in Chief

Frank O'Donnell: "You know President George W. Bush's ratings are in the toilet when he starts bashing oil companies in the name of protecting what he repeatedly called 'our consumers,' as he did yesterday."

http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/042606EA.shtml

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Bush eases environmental rules on gasoline

Indianapolis Star

04/25/06

Under election-year pressure to reduce surging gasoline prices, President Bush on Tuesday halted filling of the nation's emergency oil reserve, urged the waiver of clean air rules to ease local gas shortages and called for the repeal of $2 billion in tax breaks for profit-heavy oil companies. Still, experts said Bush's actions wouldn't have much impact on prices at the pump. The president warned that motorists would have to dig deep into their pockets all summer long. Bush urged lawmakers to expand tax breaks for the purchase of fuel-efficient hybrid automobiles, a politically popular measure that's also supported by environmentalists...

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