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A 16-76 cent per gallon gas tax is on its way. Help us tell Governor Brown we are Fed Up at the Pump.

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Enough is Enough – We Are Fed Up At the Pump

Starting Jan. 1, 2015, Californians will pay an additional 16 cents or more per gallon of gas as a result of a state agency-mandated gas fee – a “hidden tax” – that was created by the Brown Administration without consumer input or legislative review.

Help us put a halt to this gas hike before it starts. Let’s tell Governor Brown to “BACK OFF!”

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Why are California Lawmakers Worried About Increased Fuel Costs? Land Line Magazine ,

“We request that you delay expanding the cap-and-trade program to cover transportation fuels or at least change the program so that it does not unnecessarily increase fuel costs in order to generate revenue for the state,” the letter states.

Assemblyman Henry Perea, D-Fresno, said the program was created to limit greenhouse gas emissions, not generate revenue for the state.

“This new revenue comes out of the pockets of hard working Californians,” Perea said in a news release. “The Legislature did not ask for the cap-and-trade program to work this way.” read more »

Editorial: How California Can Best Fight Climate Change Los Angeles Times,

The state must give drivers strong incentives to take fewer trips, carpool, use public transit and purchase electric or fuel-efficient vehicles. At the same time, state officials must remain sensitive to the effect a price increase will have on low-income and working-class Californians, especially those who commute long distances in areas where robust public transportation systems have not been built. read more »