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ALEC in the Daily Caller: Biden’s Finger Pointing At Gas Stations Shows His Policies Aren’t Rooted In Reality

When government mandates driven by political interests pick winners and losers in individual energy markets, Americans get stuck with higher energy bills.

Lee Schalk, ALEC Vice President of Policy, and Joe Trotter, ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Director, co-authored a guest column in the Daily Caller about the new Energy Affordability Report, 2nd Edition and policy solutions for more affordable energy.

In a baffling series of remarks this week, President Joe Biden admonished gas station owners to slash prices and to “do it now,” blaming the latest gasoline price increase on greed. The president’s comments came as the average price per gallon hovers around $3.80 and as millions of Americans are worried about the rising cost of heating their homes.

Amid global instability, wildly fluctuating energy markets and rampant inflation, the president fails to realize that government policies and regulations have made matters worse.

There’s even more proof of this at the state level, where policy decisions have caused energy prices to vary significantly state by state. The glaring differences in electricity and gasoline costs are revealed in the new Energy Affordability Report from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

Read the complete op-ed here.