Washington Actual Cost Event
SUGARLOAF, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — State lawmakers and activists have come together for what they call the “true cost of the Washington event.”
The “Americans for Prosperity” of Pennsylvania was at the Gulf Gas Station near State Route 93 in Sugarloaf Township. They lowered the price of a regular gallon of gasoline to $2.38 the average price of unleaded gasoline the day President Joe Biden took office.
Traffic was halted in both directions as hundreds of drivers stopped to refuel from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Congressman Dan Meuser spoke with drivers about how lawmakers can help lower the cost of gas.
“There is literally an assault on our household energy. We should open more places in Alaska rather than going to Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, they should come to Pennsylvania and talk about how we can increase our natural gas which has half the carbons of fossil fuels,” he said. said Rep. Dan Meuser (R) 9th District.
The idea behind the pre-inflation gas discount event was to highlight the rising cost of gas and connect motorists to federal policies that contribute to inflation.