2005-09-09 / Community

Escalating Gas Prices Prompt Letter To Prez

In a recent letter to President George W. Bush, State Senator Malcolm A. Smith implored him to intervene on behalf of New York State citizens who are suffering economically because of outrageous gas price increases.

“I felt the need to contact the President on behalf of my constituents. In every community in New York, hardworking individuals are desperately trying to keep up with rapidly rising gas prices. From August 30 to August 31 alone, gas prices rose 50 cents a gallon in just one night! These increases are difficult to keep up with and are having a negative effect on communities throughout the State,” said Senator Smith.

In his letter to the President, Senator Smith specifically addresses concerns about price gauging.

“The State Senate is due to reconvene on September 20 so that we can address this crisis. Still, I am hopefully that the President will realize that New Yorkers are truly buckling under this gas crunch. We need his leadership on this issue,” said Senator Smith.

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