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Environmental group posts new billboard in Yakima

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- A Washington-based environmental group wants to educate people on oil subsidies. They unveiled a new billboard on West Mead Avenue today.

Environment Washington is trying to spread awareness of this issue. The group posted the sign in Yakima to get the attention of Congressman Doc Hastings, who they say supports subsidies. They say oil companies are posting record profits and don't need the money.

"These subsidies don't need to be around. It's something that crosses party lines because big oil doesn't need these subsidies and they pollute the environment that everyone shares," says Robb Krehbiel of Environment Washington.

Congressman Hastings Office released a statement saying an increase in the cost of energy through tax increases is the last thing struggling American families need in this difficult economy.