Inhofe Says Middle East Unrest Not to Blame for Gas Prices

Today, Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) “dismissed arguments that violent unrest across the Middle East was a main cause of surging oil and gasoline prices, placing the blame instead on plans to curb greenhouse gases,” the AFP reports.

"A lot of people are saying that the gas prices that are going up are a result, partially, of what’s happening over there," said Senator James Inhofe, his party’s senior member on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and a vocal climate change skeptic. "That isn’t the real problem."

Inhofe said that "the real problem" was Obama’s efforts to enact a cap-and-trade plan to curb emissions of greenhouse gases blamed by scientists for global warming.

"My message today simply is the higher gas prices are simply a product of this administration’s goal," said the lawmaker.

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Filed under Climate Change, Energy, Gas Prices, Middle East

One response to “Inhofe Says Middle East Unrest Not to Blame for Gas Prices

  1. Klem

    I’d like to hear how he gets to that position. It sounds wacky at first but perhaps he has some background knowledge not available to the public which backs his claim. Or perhaps he’s just wacky.

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