Taft Mayor Dave Noerr joined Representative Kevin McCarthy in a panel discussion on the impact of the Democrats’ reconciliation plan on gas prices.
Noerr, also president and CEO of Huddleston Crane Service, was joined by Scott Daniel, co-owner and president of Tulare County-based Young’s Commercial Transfer, among others.
Noerr said he blamed California politicians for rising gas prices, which he said he saw at over $ 5 a gallon.
He also said that even with all of its efforts to switch to electric power, California only reduced its oil consumption by 6%.
âThe fantasy that is being driven, that this transition, that this elimination of oil and gas is going to take place over the course of a decade or five decades, that is exactly it. It’s a fantasy, âNoerr said. “And fantasies don’t fund the government.”
Noerr added that the state of California imports more than 70 percent of the oil it consumes and that 60 percent of that amount comes from the Amazon rainforest region of Ecuador.
âWe are funding the destruction of the Amazon rainforest,â Noerr said.
Daniel said the fuel supplement adds millions of dollars to his company’s bottom line, making it difficult to continue to operate. He said this is what immediately affects the supply chain.
âIf you buy something, it came on a truck,â Daniel said. “And we’re seeing this problem in the ports now and we can unload as many ships as we want, but that doesn’t solve the problem because there aren’t enough trucks to get things done and get them off the docks. . “
Other speakers at the roundtable were Representative Garret Graves (LA-06), Representative Yvette Herrell (NM-02), Representative Jeff Duncan (SC-03), Representative Stephanie Bice (OK-05), Representative Pete Stauber (MN-08), Raye Miller, Mayor of Artesia, NM, and Regenerative Energy Manager, Mila Besich, Mayor of the City of Superior, Arizona, Emmons Yates, President of Jalapeno Corp. and Erin Graziosi, president of Robinson Oil Company (Rotten Robbie).