New York Mayor Signs Executive Order Rationing Gas To 10 Gallons Per PersonSubmitted by go213mph on Fri, 11/02/2012 - 09:22
I thought Executive Orders were unconstitutional mandates that only our King (AKA The POTUS) could use. Guess not.
Yonkers is going to begin rationing what’s left of its dwindling gas supply.
Mayor Mike Spano said he plans to sign an executive order Thursday limiting motorists to 10 gallons of gas per visit.
“The hope is that will slow the push and keep the gas supply in place,” Spano said at an afternoon press briefing in the Office of Emergency Management.
Throughout the city, gas has been at a premium, with a number of stations shut down either because of depleted fuel supplies or a lack of power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
More than 10 stations had to close Thursday after they ran out of fuel, Spano said.
Those that remained open were dealing with lines that stretched around the block, as well as many short-tempered motorists.