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Fight over high gas prices comes to Ohio

Anonymous • Jul 5, 2011 at 8:22 PM

A national tour to tackle high fuel prices comes to the Dayton area on Tuesday.

The Americans for Prosperity Foundation will be at the Englewood Holiday Inn at noon as part of its Running on Empty Tour.

The tour is making its way through the U.S. during to convince people that President Barack Obama's regulatory and energy policies are causing skyrocketing energy prices, especially at the gas pump. Foundation officials said the goal of the tour is to educate the public on what the current administration could do to bring down the cost of fuel and restore stability in the market.

"Obama's hostility toward domestic production and his desire to use high gas prices to change Americans' driving behavior are contributing to the escalating cost of fuel," said Tim Phillips, president of the foundation.

Gas prices skyrocketed this spring, flirting with the $4 per gallon mark. After prices looked to be on a downslide, they are back to hovering above $3.50 per gallon.

Rob Scott, founder and president of the Dayton Tea Party, is one of the scheduled speakers at the event in Englewood.

Other Ohio cities slated for stops on tour this week including Cincinnati, Findlay, Norwalk, St. Clairsville and Hanoverton. The tour has already gone through Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri.

Editor's Note: Story written by Joe Gogliano of the Dayton Business Journal

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