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Georgians vulnerable to high gas prices

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

July 25, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Georgia placed third nationwide when it comes to gas price vulnerability.

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, Georgians spend more than seven percent of their income on fuel. That means when oil prices go up, families in states like Georgia are hit harder than others. Walter Gammon does a lot of traveling for his job and said right now prices in Florida are nine cents lower than they are here in Albany. He says high pump prices have cut into activities he used to enjoy.

"It's taking away a lot of my free money like fishing or whatever I want to do and everything. My wife she likes to do other things and it's taken away a lot of stuff," said Walter Gammon, Motorist.

States doing the most to promote energy saving policies to reduce oil dependency include California, New York, Connecticut, Washington, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Rhode Island, New Mexico, Colorado, and Maryland.  

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