Republican senator educates Democrats on the real reasons for California’s sky-high gas prices

Republican Senator Shannon Grove responds to the passage of SBx1-2 on the Senate floor today.

“With the most hostile regulatory requirements, the most aggressive environmental policies, the extraordinary expense of cap and trade, the highest tax per gallon of gasoline, impossible standards that are not found in any other state and limited supply, there is really no need for additional explanation of why California has the highest and most volatile gas prices in the nation,” Grove said. “My Republican colleagues and I have authored several pieces of legislation that would immediately reduce the price at the pump, yet Democrats refused to adopt any of these policies. If the governor really wanted to create solutions, he could reverse the devastating policies he has put in place, ramp up domestic production and make California affordable again. Instead, he blames everyone but himself.”