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Oct. 4 "Gas Can Man" Event Protests High Gas Prices

October 03, 2012 J

Americans for Prosperity and American Commitment Colorado on Thursday, Oct. 4, will be rolling back gas prices to pre-Obama levels – to $1.84 per gallon — at one Colorado Springs gas station, as a way of highlighting failed, one-sided Obama administration energy policies that have driven energy prices sky high. As just one example, gasoline prices have roughly doubled since President Barack Obama took office. That not only results in pain at the pump for motorists, but it sends ripple effects through the economy, fueling inflation and depleting the discretionary spending of consumers.

The first 150 drivers to arrive at the Acorn Petroleum station at 8th and Cimarron St. can buy up to 15 gallons of gasoline at $1.84; the cost of gas on the day President Barack Obama was inaugurated. The event will be held at the station between 4 and 6 P.M. The goal is to raise awareness of the increased cost of gasoline and its negative impacts on hard-working Colorado families since Obama took office. Similar events have taken place across America, beginning with an event in Nashville, Tennessee, on July 3, 2012.

“President Obama’s reckless opposition to domestic energy production has made America more dependent on foreign oil and drastically increased the cost of gasoline,” said AFP State Director Jeff Crank. “High gas prices have hurt Colorado families and it’s our goal today to help alleviate the pain at the pump, even if it’s just for one tank of gas. We need a ‘can do’ attitude that embraces the idea that it all fits in the plan – oil, gas, coal, biofuels, and the rest – if we are going to regain America’s energy edge and put our country back to work.”

What: The Gas Can Man High Gasoline Cost Protest

Where: Acorn Petroleum station at 8th and Cimarron St. in Colorado Springs

When: Between 4 and 6 PM, Thursday, October 4, 2012

Why: Because Gas Prices are so Damn High

Media inquiries or interview requests should go to Sean Paige at 719-337-0355.  

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