Posted by stop exporting, a resident of the Adobe-Meadows neighborhood, on Oct 8, 2012 at 5:40 pm
If Jerry really cared about gas prices, he would order the oil companies to stop exporting oil and gas from California to China. That is the biggest reason for high gas prices in California. Temporary refinery shutdowns shouldn't affect gas prices for more than a week or two, unless the oil companies are artificially inflating prices, which is illegal (though maybe not enforced).
Posted by YIMBY, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Oct 8, 2012 at 5:59 pm
Sharon ties the gas prices to Carter? "In 1978, President Jimmy Carter created the Department of Energy, declaring oil independence a national goal. Projects were funded to develop electric vehicles, solar and wind power, and clean-burning coal. Ronald Reagan abandoned those projects, putting our energy in the hands of Saudi Arabia"
Posted by Jan H., a resident of the Old Palo Alto neighborhood, on Oct 9, 2012 at 1:44 pm Jan H. is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
Stop the exportation of oil to China. Charity begins at home, and China does not need our help. They have most of the money in the world. They can afford to drill for oil in their own country, and they have shown repeatedly that they do not care about their own environment. Example: one of my former students went to China for a two-week tour, but had to come home after two days, because the air pollution caused her to have a major asthma attack that hospitalized her there.