Following Governor Newsom’s letter to direct the California Air Resources Board to allow oil refineries to switch to winter blend, Vice Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee Vince Fong (R-Kern County) issued the following statement:
“Governor Newsom’s policies have hampered the state’s energy production, worsened California’s energy crisis, and increased the cost of energy.
“As California families are being crushed by rising gas prices, Governor Newsom seems more intent on making national headlines and diverting attention from his own poor policies that are driving up energy costs, resulting in the state’s increased dependence on foreign oil.
“Knowing the economic burden inflicted by his policies, the Governor continues to limit the domestic production of reliable, affordable and dependable energy supplies.
“Californians can no longer ignore the real world consequences of his energy policies, and the hypocrisy of Governor Newsom is deafening.”
Please note: The average price of a gallon of gas is $6.29 today, and it was $3.16 when the governor took office.