Welch says he supports releasing oil from national reserve

Congressman Peter Welch says he supports efforts to release oil from the nation’s strategic reserve as a short term way to help reduce gas prices. In the long term, Welch says the country must make significant investments in renewable power sources as part of an overall energy independence plan.  

Congressman Peter Welch

Vermont Congressman Peter Welch talks about a number of issues, including efforts to combat high fuel prices. We’ll discuss proposed funding increases for the fuel assistance program and Welch’s opposition to expanded offshore drilling.

Can government ease winter heating costs?

The program that helps low-income Vermonters pay for heat is at least $19 million short this year, and middle income Vermonters are also struggling to plan for winter. We’ll look at whether federal and state government can ease the concern about heating costs.