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Positions and Views of Frank Lautenberg
on Energy, Gas, Oil & Autos
Previous Candidate for U.S. Senate, New Jersey
Age: 91
Party: New Jersey Democratic Party
Phone: 973.639.8700
Address: P.O. Box 960
Cliffside Park NJ 07010
Frank Lautenberg's positions and views on the issues:
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Energy, Gas, Oil & Autos Positions and Views
Gas Prices

FORT LEE, N.J. -- During a news conference today at a gas station in Fort Lee, United States Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) laid out steps President Bush can take to lower gas prices for New Jersey drivers. The two lawmakers were joined by Fort Lee Mayor Jack Alter and Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney.

In a letter sent today, Senators Lautenberg and Menendez accused the President of ignoring the dramatic rise in gas prices and its impact on families in New Jersey and across the country. "Under your leadership, a gallon of gasoline has risen from $1.16 per gallon to $2.73 since the end of 2001. This enormous price increase is hitting millions of American families and businesses very hard," wrote the lawmakers.

Lautenberg and Menendez called on the President to address the issue of skyrocketing gas prices by taking a series of steps at his disposal. First, take action against OPEC. This year, President Bush refused to make reform of OPEC a condition of Saudi Arabia's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) despite the OPEC cartel violating WTO's prohibition on export quotas. Lautenberg and Menendez urged the President to file an official complaint with the WTO against OPEC's illegal actions.

Last year, Senator Lautenberg introduced the OPEC Accountability Act (S.752), which requires the President to initiate consultations with OPEC nations that are also members of WTO to seek their elimination of any action that limits the production or distribution of oil, natural gas, or any other petroleum products. If the consultations fail, the legislation requires the U.S. Trade Representative to initiate World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute proceedings.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is currently conducting an investigation into possible price gouging by big oil companies. If the FTC concludes there were potentially unfair business practices, including price gouging, there are actions that can and must be taken. T [Response was truncated to maximum response length of 2000 characters.]

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

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Energy, a General Statement
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Gas & Oil, a General Statement
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