state Rep. Camille “Bud” George Feb. 11 won overwhelming
approval in the state’s House of Representatives of his resolution
urging the U.S. Congress and President Bush to release fuel
from the Northeast Heating Oil Reserve.
prices in the Mid-Atlantic are among the highest in the nation,
and trucking companies and independent owner-operators are
shutting down left and right,” George, Democratic chairman
of the Pennsylvania House Environmental Resources and Energy
Committee, said in a statement. “Many of our most vulnerable
citizens also are facing empty fuel tanks as their energy
assistance funds are depleted.
need help now,” he said.
resolution, HR55, was approved by a 174-26 vote. It is headed
to the U.S. Congress for consideration.