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Snyder, 6 Other Governors Ask Obama For Propane Help

Snyder speakingLANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder and governors from six other Midwestern states are asking President Obama for assistance with this winter’s propane shortage.

In a formal letter asking for help, the governors ask that the Obama administration look at regulatory waivers that would increase the supply of propane in the affected states.

They request a temporary waiver of weight limits on the interstate highway system to help fill “critical gaps” between supply and demand, according to a release.

The letter was signed by Snyder as well as Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback.

Snyder issued an executive order Jan. 31 extending Michigan’s energy emergency until Feb. 11.  The order allows motor carriers and drivers carrying propane on Michigan highways to be exempt from state and federal hours-of-service regulations.

 

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1 Comment to “Snyder, 6 Other Governors Ask Obama For Propane Help”

    Cristy Fyffe said:
    February 6, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    I lost heat for 4 days in January and am about to again! My Normal bill for 250 gallons is $415 (which was Dec. 9th 2013 @ 199.9 a gallon), the one I got on January 17th ( I was without for 4 days prior) was $519 for 200 gallons @ 249.9 a gallon and I am about to run out again. On Monday Feb 3rd we ordered more and haven't seen or heard from them. We are on a limited budget and from experience we have found DHS will NOT help because we have to many assets ie: vehicles, house…..it makes no sense at all. So people HAVE been running out, I have a friend who did too and her propane is even higher than mine. We need HELP and I don't see any!

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