The White House said Thursday they will not act immediately to alleviate high gas prices in the United States, citing the need to shift consumption to green energy.
Deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said President Joe Biden’s administration will continue to monitor the global markets, but she did not signal any possible actions to increase supply.
“No plan to take action at this time,” Jean-Pierre told reporters aboard Air Force One during the president’s trip to Chicago.
She pointed to the administration’s view of the importance of shifting America’s energy needs to green energy sources.
“This situation really underscores the continued need to diversify our energy and fuel sources,” she said. “We can’t take our eye off the ball, as you can imagine,