VT’s Congressional Delegates Ask for Propone to Stop Being Exported

propaneCalling for “urgent and decisive action,” U.S. Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) asked Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker to use her emergency powers to temporarily halt exports of propane. The lawmakers sought the export curbs at a time when domestic prices of propane nationwide are 60 percent greater this winter than one year ago.
In Vermont, the average price of propane for consumers jumped to $4.13 a gallon last week, up more than 30 percent in just the past three months.

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