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  • Waxman-Markey's Effect On Gas Prices In Your State

    The Waxman–Markey energy bill, which would restrict greenhouse gas emissions by creating a cap-and-trade system, was passed by the House in June and will likely be considered by the Senate soon.

    If this bill becomes law, gasoline prices would increase significantly in order to meet emissions limits imposed by the legislation. To see specific estimates, hover your mouse over each state below:

    For further information, see the following key research papers:

    Impact of the Waxman–Markey Climate Change Legislation on the States

    Five Things Congress and the President Are Doing to Bring Back Sky-High Gas Prices

    Posted in Energy [slideshow_deploy]

    28 Responses to Waxman-Markey's Effect On Gas Prices In Your State

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    2. D Carlson, Jackson M says:

      I'm grateful that we have two so influential senators, Levin and Stabenow. Levin, with all of his power, has saved us from prosperity by not saving GM and Chrysler; Stabenow is the one that senses global warming through her tush, while riding in airplanes. With these two in lockstep with Pelosi, Waxman and Markey, it's unlikely that anyone left here will be able to afford what amount's to the highest projected gas price in the country.

    3. George Sarasota FL says:

      Another idea like Carter telling us to cut up all our credit cards. C & T is only to be levied on Americans. China and India, biggest poluters, rejected the idea.

      Obama told us that he will see our electric bills sky rocket along with gasoline. The cost of doing business in the U.S. will drive more companies out of our country

    4. DW, Falcon, CO says:

      Considering our Congress is controlled by the Democrats I'll address this to them. If the Democrats are so concerned about taking care of the little guy, the down trodden, the poor, the working people, then they need to wake up and pay attention to the facts as well as take a good look at who this will hurt the most.

      The facts do not support Cap & Trade having any affect what so ever on the "global warming" which is in itself questionable regardless of what Daddy Gore, the inventor of the Internet, says. He by all means is the last expert anyone should be giving any credence to.

      This TAX will only worsen the American economy while the exact emmissions we are trying to curtail will be significantly increase by countries such as China and India who will pick up many of the production type industries which will leave this country due to cost of doing business.

      The burden of paying for the results of this bill will fall to the average American and the poor American. Remember, China and India could care less about this "global warming" fairy tale. The rich will continue to get richer because they can afford to take their business elsewhere and move their residence as well. Jobs will be lost, unemployment will rise and I've heard no one provide a reasonable explanation as to what benefit this will bring about that the American people who will be paying for all this will be able to enjoy.

    5. Jason Johnson, GA says:

      As bad as it is for gas, just imagine what it will do to the cost of diesel. Not only will it cost us more to go to the store but every product we purchase will have a higher price to compensate for the higher cost of diesel.

      Without trucks America stops.

    6. James A, Canyon,TX says:

      I have rancher and agriculture operators who will be impacted by fuel, fertilizer, and other costs.The price of food will go up, and I will not be surprised the urban and suburban consumer will be outraged at the increased cost of necessities, that is, foods.

      When outrage becomes a chorus, politicans will blame the selfish interests in agriculture and the same group will seek to nationalize the entire ranching and farming industry, and thus we all starve to death.

      We are served by lunatics!

      I live near I-40. Trucks by the thousands use this corridor and similar inter state roads, and the cost of driving and delivery of goods will soar.

      The travel industry, the airlines initially, will be culled and only a few of them remain solvent and can fly.

      The intelligence of a politician is measured by the acceptance of the peer group [house or senate].

      On the other hand, the states man or woman is one who sees beyond the horizon, anticipates problems, and knows instinctively to avoid ice bergs and granite mountains.

      Longdrycreek Ranch

      Texas Panhande

      Longdrycreek Ranch

      Texas Panhandle

    7. Lynn B. DeSpain says:

      This bill is just another tax under a different definition. It is also a tax that is created with no results in mind. It is also a tax based on false science. And to make matters so much worse for many, many Americans, is that several States have already passed similar taxes, thereby doubling the taxes on the energy used in your home! Just another taxation without any representation!

      Hozro

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    9. Jerry from Chicago says:

      Cap & Trade will do nothing to reduce pollution. Polluters will purchase "carbon credits" and pass along the cost to consumers. Mr. Obama can then say "Cap & Trade didn't increase your taxes. We can't help it if those purchasing "carbon credits" pass along the cost to consumers." It will be ok to pollute as much as ever, as long as you pay off the right people by buying "carbon credits". This is nothing more than a scam to further fleece the American public, all wrapped up in "Save the Planet" B.S.!

    10. David says:

      This is the change you guys who voted for these morons wanted?

      We're doomed! Vote anyone, anything, but Democrat next time!!!!

    11. Jim Korpi, Athens, O says:

      I'm a bit surprised and not by the fact that there is no dialogue here about the validity of the claims or an analysis of benefits of such a system as the "Cap and Trade."

      There were a few fearful mentions of China and India as the countries who will take our business (due to tight restrictions here) and continue to pollute. Have any of you been to China? How about India? I've been to China recently, to the places where dirty manufacturing practices are the norm that you talk of sadly losing on this fine peace of worldly property. There is little regard for human life, never mind the rest of the animal kingdom that shares the globe.

      In order to become the wonderful country we all hope to become, we need to move forward. We need to set examples on a global scale. Whether this Cap and Trade system is part of the answer, I don't presume to know, but it may be a step towards a cleaner future. Look to the rivers, streams and air that carry the burden of our Industrial Revolution and know we must move in a different direction in order to prevent the environmental degradation that plagued our past. Our progress has come at the expense of our natural world and has been fueled by insanely low energy costs. This is unsustainable. Fact.

      This is not a comment from the Left nor the Right. This is a comment from a human being who breathes air, drinks water and eats food. I'll gladly pay a little more for my gasoline if it means the future will be cleaner for my grandchildren.

      Hopefully,

      Jim Korpi

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    13. DAN MOFFATT says:

      CAP AND TRADE.WHAT IS THIS FANCY,TINGLY LIKE LANGUAGE.LADIES,AND GENTLEMEN,WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS A GIMMICK.FOR YEARS ,WE AMERICANS HAVE BEEN FORCED FED THIS BY OUR POLITICIANS.THIS WILL STIFLE AMERICAN INGENUITY BY NOT BEING CREATIVE.IT FORCES GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS IN INDUSTRY,TO COMPLY WITH STANDARDS THAT INCREASE THE SPECIAL INTERESTS AGENDA.SPECIAL INTERESTS RUN THIS COUNTRY.LESS GOVERNMENT IS BETTER

    14. Rubicon says:

      America alone cannot change what is going to happen, assuming CO2 is the pollutant we are told it is. Worse is that no matter what we do, the effect on temperature reduction will be negligible by 2050. So, why spend trillions, whether in taxes or other, only to reduce temperatures by less than 3/4 of one degree over a 40 year period?

      its insanity in the extreme when those trillions could be used for other issues that are right in our faces right now.

      How can we push global warming on Africans whose levels of poverty & need are so blatant, they get angry when they hear they are to not develop so as to save the planet. They are losing human beings on a daily basis while Al Gore talks about a 3/4 degree temperature saving while he also accumulates hundreds of millions in personal wealth pushing carbon trading schemes he is already invested in!

      What Cap & Trade "really" do, is give government even more control over our daily lives. No thanks!

    15. Cathy Amelio, New Je says:

      The elite in Washington could care less about the American people. The only time they even consider giving us a break is when we are homeless then at least we get free health care, free food, free clothing. And to be an illegal is gold in this country!

      I hope the tree huggers, green nuts, ice savers, planet environment controllers would read and listen to scientist who know the truth, but they wouldn't consider hear the truth! This envirnment garbage is just garbage. Wake up America! Someone is getting rich or our backs (Al Gore for one)!

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    17. Michael Black Eastla says:

      Its only a matter of time before the "Elite" legislate the Americans to a point of revolt. They are inadvertently planning their own deaths at the hands of the people they claim to care for. Its too bad they never left the comfort of the beltway to get to know the wonderful people that populate this once great nation.

    18. Lois, Texas says:

      This is a great way to see what kind of ramifications this bill can have on our own personal finances. To me, any increase anywhere in my budget will not be taken lightly. If you don't want to see an increase in your energy costs and a decrease in what you have in your wallet please take a minute to sign this letter :http://tinyurl.com/klfut8

    19. Kevin, New Mexico says:

      As I read through these comments, I cannot help but be surprised at the number of grammatical and spelling errors. Must have been students taught under Bush's "No Child Left Behind". Just sayin'.

    20. P-Nut, Houston, Texa says:

      Mr. Korpi, Well I certainly hope your grandkids have clean air to breath cause that'll be all they have. Hope they can survive on air as they won't be able to afford to get to a job or eat! Maybe you can set an example to them how to live off of air!

      Viva la revolution!

    21. Cary says:

      So, our government gives a company affiliated with Al Gore almost 500 million to build a energy efficient car in Finland that will sell for $89,000. How does this help the average American family. I have a 2004 Mercury 4-Dr Sedan that gets an average of 25 mpg and is a full size car. The Chev Colbalt is supposed to sell for around $40,000. How does this help the average family. Stupid people. Most people cannot afford these energy efficient cars that are being developed. What is wrong with this picture. Everybody in Washington is out of touch with average Americans. Well, my wife and I love riding our Burgman 400 scooter when the weather is good.

    22. AdJaSi, Salisbury, N says:

      I disagree. So what if the gas prices are high? The chart seems to skew downward what the actual price of gasoline is going to be without any climate change legislation. Example: The projected cost of a gallon of gasoline in 2035 in NC is labeled at $3.19. And yet, the average gas price for the ENTIRE NATION in 2008 for a number of weeks was nearly 75 cents higher. If gas prices go up, it will switch more people to choose not to use gasoline and look for cheaper alternatives. Corporations (Staring at you, GM!) will follow by creating more efficient methods of transport. Also, Mr. P-Nut, I wonder how you expect to be able to have a job if you can't see through the smog and how you expect to have any disposable income after healthcare bills and possibly higher taxes for more seawalls to fight the threat of global warming. I do agree that some of the politicians do not care greatly for America, but I believe this legislation is still a good idea. And, to all of you: What happens when we run out of oil?

    23. Nicolai Alatzas says:

      "If this bill becomes law, gasoline prices would increase significantly in order to meet emissions limits imposed by the legislation. To see specific estimates, hover your mouse over each state below:"

      I live in Louisiana and ran the numbers you are projecting as "bad". After 27 years if gasoline is only $4.40 that would only be a 1.175% increase annually in the price of gasoline. Am I to believe that oil and gas companies will not even increase fuel costs as much as the inflated rate of the dollar? If this is indeed the outcome of the The Waxman–Markey energy bill then count me in. And if your numbers are wrong and go beyond the expected 5.5% increase annually over 30 years then I would be upset.

      As of right now it sounds as if you are spinning rhetoric to benefit your own agenda.

      If your interested on how you can secure your energy futures please look up my name via google. You should find my company and website with ease.

      Sincerely-

      All major gas increases have come under Republican control in the past 30 years with an average annual increase in energy costs of 6.7% when including inflation into the equation. Please fix your posting to something

    24. Nicolai Alatzas says:

      Edited-

      “If this bill becomes law, gasoline prices would increase significantly in order to meet emissions limits imposed by the legislation. To see specific estimates, hover your mouse over each state below:”

      I live in Louisiana and ran the numbers you are projecting as “bad”. After 27 years if gasoline is only $4.40 that would only be a 1.175% increase annually in the price of gasoline. Am I to believe that oil and gas companies will not even increase fuel costs as much as the inflated rate of the dollar? If this is indeed the outcome of the The Waxman–Markey energy bill then count me in. And if your numbers are wrong and go beyond the expected 5.5% increase annually over 30 years then I would be upset.

      All major gas increases have come under Republican control in the past 30 years with an average annual increase in energy costs of 6.7% when including inflation into the equation. Please fix your numbers to reflect your fears and justify your rhetoric. Otherwise I am forced to believe you are just trying secure futures to your own agenda.

      If your interested on how you can secure your energy futures please look up my name via google. You should find my company and website with ease.

      Sincerely-

    25. Our politicians shou says:

      why cant our politicians recognize the fact that they were elected to represent the people, no one else….

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    27. Dave, Toledo, ohio says:

      I have a question, with carbon, carbon monoxide, & carbon dioxide all the above heaver than air, how can they be an atmospheric polutant when they wont stay in the air? They fall as fast as they're introduced to air.

    28. Darrell Mc Neill says:

      We are finding out that man made global warming is a hoax, a fraud. That would mean that Congress was sleeping at the switch, again. Also, that would mean that the "Cap and Trade", would mean to be a fraud. I hope that this bill will just die in the Senate. Billions and even trillions have been spent on this fraud and this needs to end. Millions of jobs have been lost because of this fraud, and this also needs to end. Congress needs to find the truth, yet I don't see that happening all too soon. The American People need to write, call their Representivess in Washington D.C. and if that doesn't work there's an election coming in 2010. Vote for those who will do the job.

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