NRSC - Shaheen Ignores High Energy, Gas Prices

New Hampshire Families Feel Pain at the Pump 
Shaheen Silent as Liberal War on American Energy
Hurts Middle Class

Yesterday Chris Plaushin, director of federal relations with AAA, told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee that $3 per gallon gasoline is a "thing of the past."

The Hill reported that Plaushin explained: "'The days of a national pump price below $3 is probably a thing of the past,' he told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee at a hearing on fuel prices. In his testimony, Plaushin noted that the national average price of gasoline on Jan. 1 was the highest ever to begin a year, at $3.29 per gallon."

Plaushin's news comes on the heels of the Obama-Reid plans that would impose more harmful regulations on domestic energy producers, in essence declaring war on American energy production, which Democrat Jeanne Shaheen supports. Under President Obama and Shaheen's watch, gas prices in New Hampshire have skyrocketed from about $1.78 per gallon (when Shaheen first took office) to $3.65 per gallon - more than doubling the cost at the pump for New Hampshire families and workers.

While two-thirds of Americans are demanding immediate action to reduce pain at the pump by building the Keystone XL Pipeline, the Obama-Reid-Landrieu liberal model is focused on making gas and electricity so expensive that Granite Staters use less of it - because they can't afford it.

Democrats want to empower the EPA to take an even MORE aggressive role than it has today, meaning more red tape regulation, more government headaches, more fees, higher gas prices, more taxes, and more costs that would destroy our economy.

"Gas prices have more than doubled under Jeanne Shaheen's watch, and while no single Senator can control the price at the pump, Shaheen supports a liberal Obama agenda that has in essence declared war on American energy production," said NRSC Press Secretary Brook Hougesen. "Jeanne Shaheen and her liberal allies actually want to raise the cost of electricity, oil and gas to crippling levels so that people use less of it, a misguided view which hurts middle class workers, families, and businesses but empowers the bureaucrats at the EPA. Higher taxes, higher energy costs, and higher health care costs are the hallmark of Jeanne Shaheen's time in Washington, which is why Granite Staters want someone new."



The Average Price Of Gas In New Hampshire Today Is $3.65 Per Gallon. (AAA Website,, Accessed 7/17/13)

When Shaheen Took Office In January 2009, The Average Price Of Gas Was About $1.78 Per Gallon In New Hampshire. (Gas Buddy, Accessed 7/17/13)