U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, said in a recent newsletter to his District 25 constituents that Washington is making it harder to produce home-grown energy.
A reader asked us to check this claim: “In January of 2009, a gallon of gasoline cost $1.89. Today, the average cost of a gallon of gasoline is $3.51,” Williams wrote in the mailer. “It doesn’t take an economist to figure out how a gallon of gasoline has increased by $1.62 in four years. The liberal anti-free market policies of the Obama administration discourage the exploration of American sources of energy and hinder production and job growth.”
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Statement: Says Obama policies contributed to gas prices rising from $1.89 in January 2009 to $3.51 today.