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Saturday, May 07, 2005

Why Gas Costs So Much in Md.

That is the subject of a letter to the editor published in the May 1, 2005, Washington Post. The author, Thomas A. Firey, asserts that Maryland gasoline prices are kept artificially high as a result of legislation aimed at restricting price competition that was passed in 2001 by the Maryland General Assembly. [Letter]

The May 6, 2005, Post has a followup story by Justin Blum about the legislation and about how Maryland regulators recently forced some southern Maryland gas stations to raise their prices. [Post story] [also on MSNBC]

All Prince George's County delegates and senators (except Sen. Gloria Lawlah) voted for higher gas prices! Current members who voted for this law include:


1 comment:

  1. This does not surprise me in the least, seeing something that the "D's" did blow up in our collective faces. I've been here 6 months and I see how things go - we do have SOME sanity on the Eastern Shore but that's lacking at times as well.

    Maybe that's why Ocean City needs to advertise more on a local basis, people aren't into driving for 2 days to get to a vacation now.