Dear Marc,

As you well know, gas prices are on the rise in Vermont and throughout the country. The steep rise in recent weeks is driven in part by turmoil in the Middle East and in part by oil speculators taking advantage of the crisis to make a profit.

Vermont families and small business owners, struggling to make ends meet, are reeling from this spike in gas and fuel oil prices which threatens to derail an already fragile economic recovery.

I am working in Congress on legislation that will provide short-term relief for Vermonters, go after oil speculators, and create a long-term strategy to move the United States towards energy independence so we are no longer vulnerable to events beyond our control.

I hope you’ll read more about my efforts below.


Congressman Peter Welch

I don’t see anywhere here where he proposes to lift the moratorium on drilling for oil in the gulf.