With gas prices rising as Election Day approaches, the White House continues flailing about trying to address the issue. The Biden administration is engaged in a bizarre feud with longtime ally Saudi Arabia over recently announced OPEC+ oil production cuts, while proposing more releases from the nation's oil reserves, and even floating the idea of lifting sanctions on Venezuela to allow more production there.
All of this misses the obvious solution. "I find it so confusing that the Biden administration continues to look for our energy resources, namely oil and gas, everywhere but right in front of them," says David Holt, president of the Consumer Energy Alliance. "The answer is to produce the energy we need here at home."
Holt tells KTRH it makes no sense to restrict domestic production in the name of protecting the environment, while begging foreign nations to do the same production overseas. "We have that energy here at home, and it's actually more environmentally responsible than anywhere else in the world," he says. "So you could continue to improve the environment, while we meet our energy needs here at home."
Biden's misguided policy is a symptom of the left's mindset that demonizes oil and gas and envisions a fossil fuel-free Utopia. "We continue to have political leaders that talk about doing away with oil and gas," says Holt. "That's not going to happen...it's physically impossible for that to happen."
He notes that fossil fuels account for more than 80% of our energy, and that number has not changed in decades.
"Any politician that says we have to ban fossil energy, that's not a politician anybody should vote for, whether Republican or Democrat," Holt continues. "Do not vote for anyone that raises energy prices, or risks producing less reliable energy."