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Canada is the largest supplier of oil (crude and refined combined) to the United States, supplying 2.1 million barrels per day, or around 17% of US oil imports, so when oil prices and gas prices skyrocket based on “concerns over Iran” the concern is that peace could break out.
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Moderate republicans, or as I like to think of them, “future democrats,” quashed a controversial plan to allow drilling for oil in the Alaskan wilderness, plus a plan that would allow states to lift a moratorium on oil-drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. It was a bummer for the oil-sensitive President, but […]

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Senator Collins, who has been working to increase funding for LIHEAP, is calling on Congress to fund LIHEAP by repealing unnecessary oil and natural gas tax incentives that benefit major oil corporations, as well as placing a tax on windfall oil profits. See Collins
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Maine residents are one (more) oil price increase away from scavenging lumps of coal in the streets and preparing to burn their furniture this winter while big oil companies are generating the largest profits ever in the history of mankind.
Exxon Mobil Corporation generated $9.92 billion in third quarter profits this year. That’s just […]

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Senator Snowe is challenging oil executives to take a break from rolling around naked in that glass bin stuffed with record profits to actually do something to help the poor who are about to freeze this winter. See Snowe
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Senator Collins, who has been working to increase funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), is calling on Congress to pay for the increase by eliminating subsidies and special tax breaks that benefit the major oil companies. Those same oil companies that are reporting record billions in profits for the past two […]

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Zero Tolerance

Remember that “zero tolerance” policy toward price gouging announced by the President just as your local Citgo was changing the numbers on the pumps? Tom Allen is calling for action…we already have enough rhetoric.
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Running through Sept. 9, C.N. Brown Co. will fill the tank at any home or business in its delivery area in Maine and New Hampshire, at a price that’s 25 to 30 cents below regular retail prices.
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While oil companies are enjoying profits so huge they are being referred to as an “embarrassment of riches” Mainers are being directed to the pamphlet at BundleMeUp.org for helpful instructions on how to live through a long cold winter with less warmth, while paying more money than ever for being cold. Adding to the […]

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Senator Snowe (R-ME) voted for legislation introduced by Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) to strike language from the FY 2006 Budget that would allow drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The amendment failed by a vote of 49 to 51. Those voting against get my vote to wash any polar bears or penguins […]

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