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Gov. Walker asks President Obama to form a propane relief plan

Governor Walker wants federal help to form a propane supply chain.

Madison, Wis. (WFRV)- Governor Scott Walker today sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging his administration to establish and lead a propane supply chain working group to coordinate the movement of propane from where it is available to where it is needed in the United States.


“We have received great cooperation and assistance from the federal government on the propane shortage here in Wisconsin so far," said Governor Scott Walker.  "As a follow-up to the steps we've already taken, I'm requesting a propane supply chain working group between the federal government, states, and the propane industry so we can work together on developing both short- and long-term strategies and the logistics of moving the propane supply through our states.  Wisconsin stands ready to partner in this effort."


The propane supply chain working group could include members of President Obama’s team, federal agencies, impacted states like Wisconsin, and those working in and with the propane industry.


The Governor listed supply, weather, and propane transportation infrastructure challenges that have resulted in extreme supply vulnerabilities not faced before as a major cause of concern.  He said the prospect of any one thing going dramatically wrong in the supply chain would create the potential for a very serious supply crisis.  He stated the leadership, assistance, and authority of the federal government is required and called for the working group to develop and implement a contingency plan for the logistics of moving propane in the event of a supply crisis.


"The people will be better served if we develop a contingency plan we never use than find ourselves in a crisis for which we had no plan," said Governor Walker.

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