Gov. Ricketts, State Senators Call On Feds To Curb Inflation & Reduce Record-High Gas Prices

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Today, Governor Pete Ricketts spoke out against federal energy policies that have led to rampant inflation and record-high gas prices during a media availability at a Bellevue convenience store.

“President Biden has put the agenda of radical environmentalists before the needs of the American people,” said Gov. Ricketts. “His disastrous energy policies have caused historic inflation and record-high gas prices. The President needs to reverse course immediately to prevent further harm to American families. He should reinstate the Keystone XL pipeline, expedite oil and gas leases on federal lands, and prioritize U.S. ethanol production.”

State Senators John Arch, Mike Flood, and Lou Ann Linehan joined the Governor in expressing their displeasure with the soaring inflation caused by the Biden-Harris Administration. They emphasized the toll it is taking on Nebraskans and called on the President to strengthen support of U.S. energy production.

Over the past year, consumer prices have risen 8.6%. That’s the highest inflation in over 40 years. The average price of a gallon of gas was $2.39 when President Joe Biden took office in January 2021. It has more than doubled since then, reaching an all-time high of $5.02 earlier this month. The price of diesel has also recently been at its highest point in history, averaging $5.82 per gallon.

5 thoughts on “Gov. Ricketts, State Senators Call On Feds To Curb Inflation & Reduce Record-High Gas Prices”

    • We had soaring prices way before Russia. His very first order of business was to kill the pipeline and that started the trend upwards. The Kung Flu doesn’t have anything to do with it either. This is 100% greed. Period.

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      • >We had soaring prices way before Russia. His very first order of business was to kill the pipeline and that started the trend upwards.

        That’s true, but gas prices *really* skyrocketed after Russia invaded Ukraine. Go look-up a graph of average gas prices and see for yourself.

        I’m not saying Biden is free from blame here. I’m saying Russia and the pandemic are also to blame and I’m calling out Ricketts (and you) for glossing over it.

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  1. We had soaring prices way before Russia. His very first order of business was to kill the pipeline and that started the trend upwards. The Kung Flu doesn’t have anything to do with it either. This is 100% greed. Period.

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    • Greed from oil companies and those who receive donations from them. Profits and production of oil are at an all-time high and the prices are still soaring. And the pipeline already exists, XL was just a shortcut. But we took all the risk because if XL leaked, the oil would’ve gotten into our water supply and contaminated it. It cut through the aquifer and presented a serious danger to our drinking water and irrigation. And what would happen if the water used for crops was contaminated?

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