Dear Constituent...

Permission is granted for reproduction by any US congressperson for use in response to inquiries about fuel prices.Dear Constituent:Thank you for your letter expressing frustration over the high price of gasoline and asking what I plan to do about it. I share your concern about prices that are, by any standard, high. While I appreciate your confidence, I consider it vital to avoid acting for action’s sake and to identify areas where government can act constructively in relation to energy markets, as well as areas where it cannot. An analysis of why gasoline prices have risen can help us make the distinction.Reasons for prices to be high are clear. Some relate to the price of crude o...

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