Midwest Governors Ask for President's Help With Propane Shortage

Posted at: 02/04/2014 1:05 PM

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and six other governors are writing to President Obama asking for help in addressing the propone shortage and price increases.
They are asking for the administration to help increase propane supplies through "every means of transport."
They encouraged Obama to consider regulatory waivers aimed at increasing supplies and hoped the Small Business Administration would ease loan requirements to help communities respond to the shortage.
The letter also said they wanted to explore actions to improve supply stability in future years.
The letter dated Tuesday was sent through the Midwest Governor's Association, of which Dayton is chair. The other governors are Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, Ohio Governor John Kasich and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.

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