By Meghan Gordon and Brian Scheld

In just over a month, California voters will decide whether to repeal a recent 12 cents/gallon gasoline tax increase and prevent state lawmakers from increasing gas taxes in the future. The potential change could have a major impact on California’s 43 million gal/d gasoline market.

Sam Ori, executive director at the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago, stops by to talk about the potential impact on gasoline demand, state energy policy and future growth of electric cars and trucks.

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