Stop Wall Street From Driving Up Energy Prices

Add Your Name to Our Petition For the Commodity Futures Trading Commission




On Monday, February 28, 2011, we delivered the energy futures petition with nearly 12,000 signatures to Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

The petition read:

We, the undersigned, call on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to end Wall Street domination of the energy futures market. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Bill became law in July 2010 and empowers the agency to hold the banks accountable, ensure commodity market competitiveness and transparency, and lower prices for energy consumers.

Upon receiving the petition signatures, Gensler replied that he was pleased they would become part of the public record. (Read more about Gensler's visit to Public Citizen's office on our blog.)

Although this action is closed, there's plenty more to be done to hold Wall Street accountable and help prevent another financial crisis. Add your name to our petition calling on Wall Street to end outrageous pay practices that hurt our economy and visit our action center for more ways to take action. 

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