May 22, 2018
Demonstration at D.C. Gas Station to Highlight How Trump Policies Are Driving Up Prices at the Pump to Four-Year Highs
Inflatable Oil Barrel and ‘Blame Trump at the Pump’ Banners Are Among the Visuals
WHAT: Demonstration to highlight how President Donald Trump’s policies are driving gas prices up to four-year highs as Memorial Day weekend approaches.
Since Trump’s inauguration, U.S. gasoline has jumped 60 cents per gallon, meaning the average American household is paying nearly $300 more a year for gas. In that time, gas has risen from $2.33 to $2.92 per gallon as of May 21, 2018, a 25.7 percent increase.
The spike can be attributed in part to three Trump policies: 1) rolling back clean car standards, 2) exporting American oil and 3) cancelling the Iran nuclear deal.
WHO: Robert Weissman, president, Public Citizen
Tyson Slocum, director, Public Citizen’s Energy program
Madeline Page, campaign coordinator, Public Citizen’s clean cars program
WHERE: 200 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington, D.C. (the Exxon station southeast of Union Station)
WHEN:10 a.m. EDT Thursday, May 24
VISUALS: A 15-foot tall inflatable oil barrel with banners saying “Blame Trump at the Pump.”