NextGen Policy's Executive Director Responds to Governor Newsom's Special Session Announcement on California Oil and Gas Prices

For Immediate Release: October 7, 2022

“Calling a special session to investigate potential oil industry price gouging and political retaliation is absolutely the right thing to do. We need to get to the bottom of what’s going on here, and if oil companies won’t cooperate voluntarily, the state and appropriate federal authorities should use whatever powers are available to them to get some answers. This kind of price volatility and lack of transparency on the part of oil companies hurts all Californians, especially our lowest-income residents. That’s why it is critical to get answers now, and to accelerate equitable action to end our dependence on these corporations once and for all.”
– Arnold Sowell Jr., NextGen Policy, Executive Director