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House Democrats Reintroduce Bill to Fund Electric Vehicles Through Strategic Petroleum Reserve

House Democrats reintroduced legislation (pdf) on Jan. 20 in Congress to invest in the emergency crude oil stockpile to help finance the recharging infrastructure required to make feasible President Joe Biden’s goal of having half of all new vehicles be electric-powered by 2030.
Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.), together with Reps. Angie Craig (D-Minn.), Jason Crow (D-Colo.), Annie Kuster (D-N.H.), Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.), and David Trone (D-Md.) introduced the Buy Low and Sell High Act that failed to gain traction in the 117th Congress.
The act would create an Economic Petroleum Reserve (EPR), enabling the Department of Energy (DOE) to set aside up to 350 million barrels of oil within the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), allowing DOE to sell oil for more than $90 per barrel and buy oil for less than $60 per barrel….

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