The Hill: "Experts See Risk with Little Upside in Biden's Gas Tax Break"

Fellow Beia Spiller is quoted in this piece that analyzes the Biden administration's call for a gas tax holiday.

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June 26, 2022

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A suspension could also have environmental implications, according to Beia Spiller, transportation program director and fellow at Resources for the Future.

“There’s a lot of evidence out there that shows that when gasoline prices increase, people choose to buy a more fuel-efficient vehicle than they had,” Spiller told The Hill in an interview. Even if a suspension was short-lived and had little effect on what consumers actually pay, she said, “you will have a short-run, change in demand relative to [if there was] no gasoline tax holiday… so if you didn’t have the gasoline tax holiday, we would see better changes and changes in driving patterns.”

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