Following news reports of the Governor giving state bureaucrats the authority to impose additional energy costs, Assemblyman Vince Fong (R-Central Valley), Vice Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, issued the following statement:
“Instead of increasing energy supplies to lower gas prices, the Governor creates more government bureaucracy – giving faceless bureaucrats the authority to increase taxes on needed, affordable energy production without accountability.
“The Governor continues to try to push a failed idea to make splashy headlines without real solutions to lower gas prices.
“The Governor needs to stop demonizing the hard working men and women that produce reliable and affordable energy that we all use every single day. To lower gas prices, the Governor should reevaluate his own policies that make gasoline more expensive and limit supply, and approve the thousands of permits for more domestic production that are sitting on his desk collecting dust.”
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Assemblyman Vince Fong represents the 32nd Assembly District, which encompasses Kern and Tulare Counties.