President Joe Biden is escalating his battle against sky-high gasoline prices, opening the taps on the nation’s reserves and cajoling reluctant oil companies to speed up drilling as the White House rolls out a raft of plans to ease the pain at the pump.
The question is whether any of it will work.
Rachel Ziemba, senior fellow at the Center for New American Security, a think tank focused on national security issues, said Biden and Congressional Democrats are desperately trying anything that can lower prices in the short term until a long-term fix is in.
“This is an attempt to buy time, change the narrative,” Ziemba said of the oil release. “It’s a difficult balancing act. There’s not a lot of great options.”
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