Energy Secretary Steven Chu Kinda’ Sorta’ Renounces Call for Higher Gas Prices
Environ-mentalism meets reality, or just another prevarication by the unctuous purveyors of the Red Party? You decide:
Chu renounces his desire for higher gas prices
byJoel Gehrke Commentary Staff Writer – Washington Examiner
President Obama’s Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, renounced his previously-stated desire to see gas prices rise to match European levels in order to motivate alternative energy research, telling the Senate today that he wants gas prices to fall for the sake of the economy.
“We have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe,” Chu said in 2008. When reminded of that comment today during his congressional testimony, Chu backed away from that position.
“I no longer share that view,” Chu told Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, today. “When I became Secretary of Energy, I represented the United States government, and I think right now in this econonic, very slow, return — these prices could very well affect the comeback of our economy,” he added.
In other words, right now and for the remainder of this election year, Chu will say or do anything to help Obama get reelected. After that, all bets are off…Explore posts in the same categories: Environ-mental-ism, politics