Under questioning about the rising price of gasoline, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said “no one,” “not even Harry Potter” can lower the price at the pump.
“Everybody here and in this audience knows, it is determined through global economics, no one has the ability, not even Harry Potter, okay? To simply wave a magic wand and say that we’re going to have gas prices at $2 or $2.50 or $3.00 — it doesn’t work that way,” Salazar, a former senator from Colorado, said at the National Press Club on Tuesday.
“It just doesn’t happen that way — that really is the point that I hope most Americans understand that there’s no silver bullet, there’s no magic wand.”
According to AAA, the national average price of gas has hit $3.85.
“If we’re going to find our way to addressing one of the very most important fundamental questions of the security of the United States, you need to have an energy framework and an energy policy in place like the one that President Obama and his team have put into place and that’s an all-of-the-above energy strategy that yes, understands oil and gas is part of our energy future, renewables like solar, wind and geothermal,” said Salazar.