Posted 9 days ago
President Joe Biden claimed that his policies meant to fight global warming weren't the cause of skyrocketing price of gas at the pumps.
Biden made these dubious claims during a speech at the White House on Tuesday where he announced that he would order the Department of Energy to release 50 million gallons of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to ease gas prices.
He went on to blame oil companies and claim that his environmental policies had no effect on gas prices.
"I also want to address one myth about inflated gas prices. They're not due to environmental measures," he claimed.
"My effort to combat climate change is not raising the price of gas," he said, "or [increasing] its availability."
The national average for gas prices is up 7.5 cents over the last month, but $1.08 over the last year. Critics of Biden have pointed to comments he made targeting fossil fuel companies and saying that he would drive them out of business.
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