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Midwest governors ask Obama for help with propane shortage
MINNEAPOLIS (AP/WKRC) -- The governors of six Midwest states, including Ohio and Indiana, are writing to President Barack Obama asking for help in addressing the propane shortage and price increases.
They are asking for the administration to help increase propane supplies through "every means of transport." Ohio Governor John Kasich has already relaxed driving restrictions for delivery drivers, under an emergency declaration.
They encouraged Obama to consider regulatory waivers aimed at increasing supplies and hoped the Small Business Administration would ease loan requirements to help communities respond to the shortage.
The letter also said they wanted to explore actions to improve supply stability in future years.
The letter dated Tuesday was sent through the Midwest Governor's Association, of which Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is chair. The other governors are Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad.