Politics & Government

June 10, 2011 4:33 PM

Cantwell aims to fix attention on gas prices

Sen. Maria Cantwell has grilled oil executives on Capitol Hill. The Washington state Democrat has demanded a federal investigation into rising gasoline prices. And she has called for a crackdown on Wall Street speculators who she says are driving up gasoline costs — on Friday, the national average price of a gallon of regular gasoline stood at $3.72 ($3.90 in Washington state), up more than a dollar from a year ago.

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