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Beebe, Attorneys General Call on Bush to Control Gas Pricing

MAY 20, 2004 - Posted at 4:18 p.m. CDT

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Attorneys General from seven states, including Arkansas, are asking President Bush to call for an international investigation into the setting of gasoline prices.  The seven states' top legal officers contending that their regional probes are not powerful enough to protect consumers.

The attorneys general said they didn't know if the high gas prices were a function of higher demand, lower supply or collusion.  But they agreed that U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft must use the strength of the federal government to find any off-shore illegal activity.

Arkansas Attorney General Mike Beebe said the idea of attorneys general banding together is a good way to protect the people of the various states.  But he said that, even when they band together, they can't pursue the kinds of things the federal government can.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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