Lydia Holland replaces the gas nozzle after filling up at a gas station in Sacramento. California lawmakers this week began another probe into the rising price of gas. The move comes as they work to advance more ambitious transportation petroleum reduction measures.
Lydia Holland replaces the gas nozzle after filling up at a gas station in Sacramento. California lawmakers this week began another probe into the rising price of gas. The move comes as they work to advance more ambitious transportation petroleum reduction measures. Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press
Lydia Holland replaces the gas nozzle after filling up at a gas station in Sacramento. California lawmakers this week began another probe into the rising price of gas. The move comes as they work to advance more ambitious transportation petroleum reduction measures. Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press
Dan Walters

Dan Walters

Observations on California and its politics

Opinion: Gas prices generate irrationality, demagoguery

March 31, 2015 04:02 PM

About This Blog


Dan Walters’ column appeared in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. In 1984 he moved to The Sacramento Bee, where his column ran until 2017.