This is Steven Chu back in 2008, before he became Obama energy secretary.....
Of course now he's backing away from that treacherous statement, but don't be fooled. His desire for dramatically higher gas prices for Americans dovetails perfectly with Obama's mad desire for America to convert to "green energy" from fossil fuels.
Stupid green energy fantasies such as solar, wind, ethanol, tidal, and algal are incredibly expensive to produce and their prices on the market would be prohibitive unless taxpayers are coerced into subsidizing them. Plus they are inefficient, inconvenient, and require huge amounts of human effort to use.
Normal, cheap fuels such as gasoline, natural gas, and coal are proven inexpensive relatively clean fuels.
But Obama doesn't control those industries. By harming the fossil fuel industry with regulations and taxes, he can make it so expensive and painful for Americans that we embrace green energy once and for all.
Don't be fooled, Obama and Steven Chu are like-minded when it comes to skyrocketing gas prices....they both love it. But like all liberal policies, they cannot tell the truth about their intentions. All they can do is lie.