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Paying Big at the Pump

By: Justin Ware
By: Justin Ware

Another issue facing the presidential candidates this election year is the rising cost of gas.

President Bush laid out a general plan for solving the country's energy problems in Prairie du Chien Friday.

The president said conservation is not a realistic approach. Instead, he said increasing America's supply of grain fuels, coal and nuclear energy will help bring down prices.

"You've also got to increase supply so you don't have to rely on foreign sources of energy," said Bush.

Gov. Jim Doyle has a different plan for reducing gas prices in America. Doyle says the federal government needs to step in and demand some answers.

"I think the federal government has to call these gas companies in and say what the heck is going on. Every spring these prices as the travel season comes start skyrocketing up. They can never give you an explanation for why that's happening," said Doyle.

Along with nine other governors from different states, Doyle joined in writing to President Bush and Attorney General John Ashcroft, asking them to investigate the rising gas prices.


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