US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said that rising gas prices being pinned on Joe Biden are the “same old DC BS.”
Granholm, while at the 40th CERAWeek conference in Houston this week, said:
“There are some here, or maybe at least lobbyists or beltway politicians, who seem to think that this is the time to recycle old talking points. You know this. I mean, people are arguing that if a pipeline that wouldn’t have even been in operation by now were still under construction, the situation with today’s oil prices would be different or that President Biden’s policies have decreased production when we’re actually at record levels of natural gas and LNG and will be at record levels of oil production, hopefully by next year. We all know that that is the same old DC BS.”
She continued to ask if people were ready to work together in a moment of crisis, saying: “aren’t we finally ready to work together to confront this moment of crisis and to come up stronger on the other side?”
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Biden's Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm in November: "We are gonna turn the corner in early 2022 in terms of pricing at the pump" pic.twitter.com/Fk90c59si4
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She then went on to talk about America’s transition to green energy, saying that it was not something for the future, but something for right now.
“We know you know, we have got to still reckon with the impact of climate change. That clean energy transition is not just coming. It is here,” she said.
Yesterday, Biden said that it was “simply not true” that the pain at the pump was caused by him. “Even amid the pandemic companies in the United States pumped more oil during my first year in office than they did during my predecessor’s first year. We’re approaching record levels of oil and gas production United States, and we’re on track to set a record for oil production next year,” he said.
He also discussed green energy, saying that discussions with European leaders should “motivate us to accelerate the transition of clean energy.”
“Transforming our economy to run on electric vehicles powered by clean energy, with tax credits to help American families winterize their homes and use less energy, that will, that will help. And if we can, if we do what we can, it will mean that no one has to worry about the price of gas pumping in the future,” he said.