[Ansteorra] Gas Prices/Gouging

Sher M runa.herd at earthlink.net
Fri Sep 12 12:40:49 PDT 2008

Texas was already declared Emergency.  After Rita prices at some places 
jumped a ton.  One is a store that is now no longer there.
Texas has anti-gouging laws.  They are stiff.   If you think you've paid too 
much hold on to the reciept and contact officials after the himmicane.

Runa and The Thundering Herd
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Yates" <valstarr_hawkwind at yahoo.com>
To: <ansteorra at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2008 1:53 PM
Subject: [Ansteorra] Gas Prices/Gouging

>   Texas laws will undoubtedly vary, but I just checked with the Oklahoma 
> Attorney General's press office to check my memory of Oklahoma's 
> anti-gouging statutes.
>   As it was indictaed to me, in a declared state of emergency, the price 
> of essential goods and services cannot be raised more than 10% above what 
> it was prior to the emergency declaration.
>   In Oklahoma, Governor Henry has already made an emergency declaration, 
> which to my understanding is a way to get federal assistance for evacuees 
> who may come to Oklahoma. Thus, it should follow that the anti-gouging law 
> kicks in with the emergency declaration.
>   I have a call in to one of the Gov's spokesmen to try and make certain.
> Val

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