Turner Wants President To Release Oil Reserves

TRENTON – The Senate Transportation Committee today approved a resolution sponsored by Senator Shirley K. Turner, D-Mercer, to urge President Bush to release 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to provide emergency relief to families seeking short-term relief from the soaring price of gasoline at the pump.

“New Jersey families are planning vacations as children get out of school for the summer, but they are struggling to find the money to pay for gasoline,” Senator Turner said. “This won’t solve the problem long term, but it should give families some immediate breathing room.”