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<div>A story from the Statesman about high gas prices in Idaho</div>
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<div>Rep. Tom Trail</div>
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<blockquote type="cite" cite><b>Attorney General Lawrence Wasden asked
the companies to review their pricing &quot;immediately.&quot; The
letters do not contain what would happen if they did not provide the
information.&nbsp;</b> The letters don't contain anything because the
Legislature hasn't taken the time to address this recurring
theft.&nbsp;&nbsp; Supreme Court Judge Jim Jones, when AG,
investigated and no action was taken.&nbsp; Like oil companies
controlling DC, do they also control the ID Statehouse?<br>
Like the recent property tax &quot;relief&quot; and accompanying tax
increase, the system for goodoleboys works best when you can help
special interests take the money from the poor and middle class so the
special interests can pay the politicians for their work.<br>
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<blockquote type="cite" cite>The Idaho Attorney General gave at least
five oil companies until Sept. 30 to explain why they sold their
products in Idaho at &quot;extraordinarily high prices.&quot;<br>
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Attorney General Lawrence Wasden asked the companies to review their
pricing &quot;immediately.&quot; The letters do not contain what would
happen if they did not provide the information.<br>
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prices,&quot; Wasden said in the letters.<br>
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<blockquote type="cite" cite>Wasden compared the prices charged by
Sinclair Oil Corp., Shell Oil Products U.S., Tesoro Corp., Chevron USA
Inc. and Flying J Inc. in Boise, Pocatello and Burley to prices
charged in other Western cities..<br>
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&quot;Comparing Idaho with other states in our region, I cannot find
any reasonable explanation for the price disparity in Idaho.&quot;<br>
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<blockquote type="cite" cite>While gas prices dipped in below $2.50 in
some parts of the country, people in Idaho were still paying around
$3.00 a gallon for regular.<br>
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