In an interview with CBS on Monday, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg responded to a question on whether the administration believes the U.S. should drill for more oil to deal with high gas prices by stating that President Biden has taken steps like “diplomatic efforts to increase global oil production” and that while every option should be considered, “we are in the middle of a long-term transformation that is already fast underway” away from oil.
Asked about the administration’s response to the idea of opening up more U.S. land to drilling, in order to bring gas prices down, the diversity hire Buttigieg responded, “Well, look, the president has laid out and taken a number of steps, including addressing the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, including diplomatic efforts to increase global oil production, and other ideas that have been raised that are on the table. Because everything deserves to be considered.
“But let’s also be clear, that we are in the middle of a long-term transformation that is already fast underway, especially when it comes to vehicles,” he continued. “Making electric vehicles more affordable for Americans is something that the president has proposed and is hoping Congress will pass… We want them to be American-made electric vehicles, creating American jobs on American soil. And that’s going to continue to be a policy priority for this department and administration, even as we’re acting to provide more short-term relief.”
There will be no short-term relief from the Democrats, or long-term relief either. This administration has already explicitly noted that its intention is to bankrupt the fossil fuel industry and move to a Big-Government, “green” economy, which will bring an end to cheap, safe energy for everyone.