Boulder City Magazine® June 2006 Issue
by Senator Harry Reid
Boulder City Needs Lower Gas Prices
People in Boulder City are concerned about sky-rocketing gas prices. Every day in May, Nevada hit new, all-time record high prices for gasoline.
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|In fact, Nevada’s gas prices are the third highest in the nation, behind Hawaii and California. Throughout Boulder City prices are over $3 a gallon. The roller coaster ride of gas prices threatens the fragile budgets of families in Boulder City. Affordable energy is essential to the well-being of our nation and its citizens.
That’s why my Democratic colleagues and I recently unveiled a new comprehensive five-point energy plan, called the Clean EDGE Act. Our plan will help take Boulder City and all of America toward energy independence by 2020.
The Clean EDGE Act calls for a major investment in the research, development, and production of the alternative energy vehicles, fuels, and technologies that will break our nation’s addiction to foreign oil. The bill will launch an aggressive effort to increase the number of alternative fuel vehicles sold; protect consumers from gas price gouging and market manipulation; reduce our dependence on fossil fuels; move the federal government more assertively into buying, promoting, and using products and vehicles that reduce our dependence on oil; and level the playing field for new renewable and energy efficient technologies.
The Clean EDGE Act is a major step forward on America’s path to energy independence.
I believe these five principles reflect significant steps that we can take to put Boulder City and all of America on the path toward greater energy security. By relying on American ingenuity and investing in our nation’s workforce and infrastructure, we can curb the tremendous volatility in energy prices that is draining family budgets today, and looms as a growing threat to our national security and international competitiveness tomorrow.
I will continue to do all I can to make sure our country is energy independent by 2020.
Contact Harry Reid at http://reid.senate.gov/
P.O. Box 61901
Boulder City, Nevada 89006
Phone (702) 294-1392 Fax (702) 294-1392
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