Mainers prepare for less heating aid (Kennebec Journal)
December 11, 2011
By David Robinson
PHILLIPS — Jay and Joan Adams received just enough home heating assistance to make it through recent winters, piecing together a budget on federal aid and emergency fuel deliveries from charity groups.
When the Phillips couple, both 74, learned their federal heating assistance was cut nearly in half this year, their patchwork approach fell apart, the husband said.
“We don’t have the money to buy enough fuel to make up for the drop,” Jay Adams said.
Three U.S. senators from New England introduced a bill Wednesday to protect the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program from a 45 percent cut proposed by President Barack Obama, according to a news release from Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine.
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Tags: Energy, LIHEAP