MADISON, Wis. — Today, Governor Tony Evers signed an executive order prohibiting gas and diesel price gouging. Gov. Evers’ order will protect Wisconsinites from prices that would make it harder for them to fill up their vehicle.
Gov. Evers again called on the federal government to suspend the federal gas tax — which would provide additional relief at the pump. Gov. Evers also sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to waive gas blending requirements for six southeastern counties in Wisconsin, which could lower the cost of gas by an average of $0.30 per gallon in that region.
“National inflation is causing the cost of everyday household goods and prices at the pump to go up, and Wisconsinites all across our state are struggling to keep up,” said Gov. Evers. “This emergency order will help prevent bad actors from taking advantage of Wisconsin drivers as they fill up the tank to get to work, school, supplies and resources for their businesses, or get their product to market.”
Gov. Evers also previously joined a bipartisan group of eight other Midwest governors in supporting the EPA’s decision to allow for the sale of E15 fuel during the summer, which is typically cheaper, and urging year round sale.
See below for coverage of Gov. Evers’ order to prohibit gas and diesel price gouging.
“The order, which declared that the state is in the midst of a “period of abnormal economic disruption,” prohibits price gouging on gasoline and diesel until Dec. 1 of this year.”
Wisconsin State Journal: Gov. Tony Evers signs order to ban gasoline price gouging in Wisconsin
“Evers on Tuesday also renewed his call for the federal government to suspend the federal gas tax. He also sent a letter calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to waive federal reformulated gas requirements for six southeastern Wisconsin counties through the end of the year.”
“Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday issued an executive order declaring that an abnormal economic disruption exists in Wisconsin due to a disruption of energy supplies, which then allows him to trigger a state ban on price gouging of gasoline and diesel.”