Drill, baby drill.
This is one of the few things that comes to mind that has been going in the right direction.
You won’t hear President Biden talking about it much, but a key record has been broken during his watch: The United States is producing more oil than any country ever has.
The flow of huge amounts of crude from American producers is playing a big role in keeping prices down at the pump, diminishing the geopolitical power of OPEC, and taming inflation. The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline nationwide has dropped to close to $3, and analysts project it could stay that way leading up to the presidential election, potentially assuaging the economic anxieties of swing state voters who will be crucial to Biden’s hopes of a second term.
But it is not something the president publicly boasts about. The politics of oil are particularly tricky for Democrats, whose chances for victory in the 2024 elections could hinge on whether young, climate-conscious voters come out in big numbers. Many of those voters want to hear that Biden is doing everything in his power to keep oil in the ground. …
It is more oil than was being produced even at its peak during the pro-fossil-fuels administration of former president Donald Trump, when production was 13 million barrels a day in November 2019. …
“When the head of the U.S. government tells industry to produce more, that is significant,” Book said. “It reflected a sea change, and certainly the end of a campaign of very restrictive rhetoric.” …
It could be a lot worse.
Last summer, I will never forget filling up our car in Los Angeles on our road trip out West where the price of gas was over $7 a gallon. Joe Biden has stayed out of the way since then. We will get the same energy policy from Trump without the constant political pressure to spike energy prices.
Note: Joe Biden got sick of seeing his face on that sticker at gas pumps. In hindsight, those stickers were a highly effective example of activism. He yielded to political pressure.