While our socialist Governor, Sonny “Chavez” Perdue, is spending the week in Spain, Italy, and Portugal (spending some time learning about how price controls can lead to shortages, maybe?), we learn about how when he was still in the country, how slow he was to ask the EPA to waive the requirement to sell reformulated gas in metro Atlanta.
Officials in Kentucky asked on Monday, Sept. 15, for a waiver from the Environmental Protection Agency to lift restrictions requiring special gas. It was granted the following day.
Virginia and Tennessee also asked for similar waivers after Hurricanes Gustav and Ike struck the Gulf Coast, knocking out oil refineries.
On Sept. 22, a week after Kentucky’s request, Gov. Perdue sent a letter to the EPA. The agency granted the waiver for Georgia the next day.
Not only have Sonny’s socialist price controls contributed to the problem by not allowing gas stations to charge a premium, and therefore help conserve the supply, but his slow footedness on asking for a waiver of the EPA restrictions have contributed to the lack of supply in the area.
By the way, I have 1/4th of tank left.