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Walker Signs Order Hoping to Increase Propane Access

December 29, 2017 11:04 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker has signed an executive order designed to increase access to propane for people who rely on it to heat their homes.

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Walker signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency as of Friday in response to propane outages and wait times. Walker says the problem is caused by below-normal temperatures across the Midwest and a shortage of drivers.

The order exempts drivers in the process of obtaining or transporting propane from certain federal and state requirements limiting how long they can be on the road.

It also forbids motor carriers from requiring or allowing an ill or fatigued driver to work. And any driver on duty for more than 70 hours during eight consecutive days must be given at least 34 hours off.


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