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  • Democrat: Non-Energy-Producing States Shouldn’t Complain About High Gas Prices

    05/13/2011 4:31:29 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 28 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/12/2011 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - A U.S. senator -- a Democrat – is taking a strong stand against a bill introduced by a fellow Democrat that would end energy subsidies for big oil companies. In a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday, Sen. Mary Landrieu, from the oil-producing state of Louisiana, said the bill introduced by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) targets an industry that supports 9.2 million jobs and contributes more than 7.7 percent to U.S. gross domestic product. Ending energy subsidies for oil and gas companies, she said, will not reduce gas prices, but it will eliminate jobs. Landrieu also took a...