Anne Northup calls rise of gas prices a national emergency - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Anne Northup calls rise of gas prices a national emergency

She is calling the rise of gas prices a national emergency.  Republican congressional candidate Anne Northup revealed her plan to ease high gas prices.

Northup emphasized what she has supported for ten years, that the U.S. does not have to look overseas for oil.  She says this country has plentiful supplies and needs to drill its own oil.

Last year, Congress banned new shale oil exploration because the Senate did not get the sixty votes necessary to pass the bill and send it to the President.

Northup claims this was primarily due to Democratic opposition.

Her opponent in the fall, Congressman John Yarmuth, says the bill didn't pass because they wanted to make sure the technology was good enough not to harm the evironment during exploration.

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