Psaki: Soaring Fuel Prices Perfect Excuse to Push Green Agenda
'Stronger case for doubling down our investment'
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has claimed that soaring gas prices under Democrat Joe Biden will strengthen the argument to move toward green energy.
During a press briefing on Friday, Psaki said:
"Look, our view is that the rise in gas prices over the long term makes an even stronger case for doubling down our investment and our focus on clean energy options so that we are not relying on the fluctuations and OPEC."
Americans have been struggling with exploding gas prices since Joe Biden signed the order to cancel the Keystone pipeline's construction almost immediately after being sworn into office in January.
The Biden administration has been banging the climate drum ever since.
During the COP26 climate summit in Scotland, Biden claimed, "Climate change is already ravaging the world," calling it "the existential ... threat to human existence as we know it."
"The Biden plan is to diversify and to make sure that we move in a direction of clean energy where we're not reliant upon cartels and we're not reliant upon geopolitical adversaries who may be creating chokepoints for our ability and our people to be able to access energy," Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said during an interview on Bloomberg Surveillance.
Gas prices have risen significantly over a one-year period, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Hunter Biden-Linked Chinese Energy Firm Cashing-In as U.S Gas Prices Soar— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) November 5, 2021
READ MORE: https://t.co/FA4W8Z5Y7C
"The [all-items] index rose 6.2 percent for the 12 months ending October, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending November 1990," the department reported.
"The energy index rose 30.0 percent over the last 12 months, and the food index increased 5.3 percent."
In an interview with a local TV news station, Biden reacted to his appalling approval ratings by blaming it on high gas prices.
“We’re in a situation where there’s a lot, a lot of anxiety."
"Gas prices are up, exceedingly high," he complained.
"They’ve been up this high before, but not recently."