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Pence, Fellow Governors Urge President To Address Propane Shortage

Posted On February 04, 2014

By Katlyn Reece

Indiana Governor Mike Pence

Indiana Governor Mike Pence

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Indiana Governor Mike Pence joined fellow governors from the Midwestern Government Association in signing a letter to President Barack Obama. The letter requests immediate assistance with the current propane supply shortage across the Midwest.

“Hoosiers continue to face severe propane shortages and unprecedented winter weather, with no relief from either in sight,” said Governor Pence. “In recent weeks, the State of Indiana has acted decisively to alleviate the impact of this crisis on the people of this state and now encourages the federal government to take every possible action to relieve the supply shortages and ensure families, framers, and business owners can heat their homes, barns, and businesses.”

The letter asks Administration and other relevant agencies to take any possible steps to increase propane supplies through any means of transport.

Governor Pence joins Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Michigan Governor Rich Snyder, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, and Ohio Governor John Kasich in signing the letter.

Governor Pence and Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann have extended an emergency proclamation to waive propane transport statutes until March 1. Governor Pence also signed an executive order the declared an energy emergency and suspended limits on loads for propane carriers.

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