Texas-born petition supports fight against high gas prices in Washington

By: Emi FitzGerald Email
By: Emi FitzGerald Email

An area elected official is joining the fight to tackle high gas prices. Washington is trying to step in to provide relief at the pump. Emi FitzGerald has more on the latest efforts.

Congressman Ralph Hall signed a petition to bring legislation to lower gas prices. Hall says America has all the resources it needs for energy here at home.

The petition is in support of a House resolution called the No More Excuses Energy Act of 2007. The bill provides for new American oil refineries and investments in clean energy sources like wind, nuclear, and captured carbon dioxide.

Hall says there is potential to produce enough oil and natural gas to replace OPEC and supply U.S. needs. In fact, federal agencies have said America is the only oil-producing nation that has placed a substantial amount of its energy potential off limits.

The bill encourages more refineries built on previously closed land, extending wind energy tax credits and creating tax incentives for nuclear energy.


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  • by Orville Location: Missouri on Mar 1, 2011 at 06:54 PM
    First of all to Fozzy . No the govermint dosent set the prices . But they do have the power to controle them to a certane exstent . But they will not do a thing to stop oil prices from going up the oil companies ( OWN ) our goverment and have for more years than we want to addmit . 2 as for old people no being able to run this country ? what we need is to stop voteing for city slicker's lawyers and big bussness men/whomen put some farmers in office some ranchers some people that have bean fighting since the beginning of time ( people that can ballince a check book and know you do not spend what you do not have . you go wright a bad check and see how long it is tell your in jail ? Our goverment has written more bad checks than anyone that has ever bean arrested !
  • by sam Location: greenville on Mar 12, 2009 at 12:33 PM
    Ralph Hall didn't even know about "The North American Union" that Bush was trying to set up and do away with Our USA Borders. "I don't know where that all come from" and then defended Bush saying,, "I love George Bush and would die for him." I call him "Mr. MaGoo" (The old cartoon man that knocks hood ornaments off cars with his walking stick.")
  • by james copeland Location: Connecticut on Jul 13, 2008 at 09:05 AM
    I agree with the above- for months and weeks I have been shopping my song around Nashville called "WALKING TO WORK" to "protest" the high price of gas and been getting nowhere fast. If anybody wants to check out my music please contact jamescopeland60@yahoo.com
  • by Jimbo Location: Wyoming on Jun 24, 2008 at 12:41 PM
    There is a new Bill even better that one which we can support right now. Go read up on S.2958, it a fantastic energy plan, why doesn't the media report on it?
  • by Glen Johnstone Location: Gunter, TX on Jun 13, 2008 at 01:06 PM
    Ralph Hall might as well be a lobbyist for oil companies. He wants us to believe he is working for the people by passing a politically motivated resolution to by incumbent and others who are the go to congressman for big oil conclomerates. Why have you not followed up with other points of view? Viewers deserve to know all sides of an issue. Glen Melancon of Sherman is Hall's Democratic opponant He should be allowed to respond to Hall. By reporting just one point of view it leaves the viewer wondering could KXII's media bias is showing.
  • by CYNTHIA Location: SHERMAN on Jun 13, 2008 at 12:18 PM
    RALPH HALL HAS DONE NOTHING ABOUT THE PROBLEM OF BIG OIL & GAS CONTROLLING OUR LIVES FOR THE 26 YEARS HE HAS BEEN IN CONGRESS. HE'S NOT GOING TO START NOW. THIS SO-CALLED PRESS RELEASE IS ACTUALLY A CAMPAIGN STATEMENT BECAUSE EVERYONE IS UPSET BY $4/GAL GAS. VOTERS AREN'T AS EASILY FOOLED AS THE MEDIA ARE. KXII SHOULD IMMEDIATELY GIVE GLENN MELANCON THE RIGHT OF RESPONSE!! PLEASE DO SO IN THE FUTURE. I CAN OPT FOR KTEN OR EVEN THE DALLAS CHANNELS. OR SKIP LOCAL NEWS AND GO TO MSNBC, CNN, ETC.
  • by Davis Location: at the Lake on Jun 12, 2008 at 01:09 PM
    Ralph Hall signs a petition to bring a resolution to the floor of the House. It has no procedural significance. With Hall's close ties to the oil companies, he thinks he should do a public relations stunt to make the voters think he is actually doing something. He has been bought and paid for by the Oil industry. I hope people can see through this stunt
  • by mike Location: denison on Jun 12, 2008 at 10:59 AM
    Ralph Hall has supported big oil for 26 years, why should there be a change now. It is the oil companies that have contributed to the price of oil. Instead of more domestic drilling and production we should invest in alternative sources that can be produced here at home. This is a publicity stunt by Hall to try and garner votes for the upcoming election. It is time for Hall to step aside for 26 years we have seen him take thousands of dollars from the oil companies and said nothing. I will be voting for Dr. Glenn Melancon in November.
  • by Fozzy Location: Ardmore on Jun 12, 2008 at 07:16 AM
    Washington does not set the price of fuel!
  • by Bill Location: Texoma on Jun 12, 2008 at 05:14 AM
    The editorial staff of KXII must have money on Ralph Hall maintaining his position as congressman. They publish a press release that has no significance. It is a public relations stunt swallowed hook line and sinker by KXII. Perhaps they could have asked him about his pro-oil stance he made in the 2006 election that he would not apologize for. But that would take a journalist.
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