MEMO: Why Are Gas Prices High?

The greed of Big Oil CEOs and climate-fueled extreme weather events have led to high gas prices, which will likely continue throughout the summer. If you’re planning on covering gas prices, the facts speak for themselves: Big Oil CEOs continue to work to protect their bottom line, even if it means price-gouging families in Arizona.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans are wrongly blaming President Biden for high prices, even as oil production is hitting record highsThe GOP refuses to hold the oil and gas industry accountable for its price gouging—maybe because many of them have personally benefited from higher profits.

At the same time, here in Arizona, families are bracing for a continuation of last summer’s record heat and increased monthly rates for rooftop solar. While families across the country are watching their energy costs rise due to extreme heat caused by burning fossil fuels, Big Oil continues to turn a blind eye to the implications of the climate disasters they’ve caused.