Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Energy Secretary: Lower Gas Prices not an Administration Goal

At least the White House is honest about it:
High gasoline prices will make research into such [energy] alternatives more urgent, [Energy Secretary] Chu said.
“But is the overall goal to get our price” of gasoline down, asked [Rep.] Nunnelee.
“No, the overall goal is to decrease our dependency on oil, to build and strengthen our economy,” Chu replied. “We think that if you consider all these energy policies, including energy efficiency, we think that we can go a long way to becoming less dependent on oil and [diversifying] our supply and we’ll help the American economy and the American consumers.”
Ed Morrissey has more.

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