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February 26, 2013

Citizens’ group trying to lower local gas prices


Somerset —

“That’s not even a gallon of gas,” Williams said. 
Williams also passed out a flier to the councilors during Monday’s meeting, asking that they aid in the effort. 
“The citizens of Somerset and Pulaski County have been experiencing consumer RAPE at the gas pumps,” states the bright red flier. “It’s time to STOP. This is one issue that’s affecting each and every citizen of Pulaski County!
“ ... As you’re reading this, the citizens that you represent are being bullied at the pumps. Our citizens deserve better representation,” the flier continues. 
Williams on Tuesday said the gas prices in Somerset is an “extremely serious problem” that has to be solved.
“You can relate that (rape) to this ... to doing something to someone against their will,” said Williams. “It’s a strong word, but to me, I think it makes a lot of sense.”
Several of the councilors said they were glad to see a group of citizens try to find answers to the gas price issue.
“I’m glad to see a citizen step up,” said Minton. “ ... I want the city to get behind them too, with what we can do legally.” 

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