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Published: 31 May 2022 31 May 2022

Lujan Grisham "Cheered" Expensive Gas Standard Less Than Four Months Ago

Albuquerque –  Fresh off the unofficial start of summer, New Mexico's families are once again facing the highest price for gasoline ever recorded in the state. The latest record also occurs less than four months since Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham "cheered" her mandated fuel standard proposal which would have raised the cost of gas by 35 cents a gallon. The potential disaster of the Governor's "Clean Fuel" standard act is further highlighted by three which have passed similar laws: California, Oregon and Washington. The average cost for a gallon of gas in those three states is $5.53 a gallon, with California's families paying a whopping $6.16 price today.

"Given the pain everyone is feeling right now, it's mind-boggling that Governor Lujan Grisham and her environmental campaign donors were pushing even harder for higher gas prices just a few months ago," said Larry Behrens, Communications Director for Power The Future. "Perhaps if the Governor had to foot the bill for her own gasoline instead of the tax payers, she would have a different opinion about out of control costs with no end in sight. The Governor, and every legislator who pushed this disastrous proposal, owe working families an apology."

During the first year of her term, Governor Luan Grisham also mandated new standards of 52 miles per gallons for cars even though it was later revealed her own vehicle only gets 13 mpg.