Did US Energy Secretary Say Gas Crisis ‘Would Not’ Affect Electric Car Drivers?

Posted on AllSides May 17th, 2021
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In May 2021, U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm faced criticism for her financial stake in Proterra, an electric car company, while U.S. President Joe Biden touted the same company during a virtual tour of its facilities.

Conservatives also criticized the secretary after a comment she made during a White House press briefing on May 11. In response to a journalist’s question regarding fuel shortages in the wake of a cyberattack on a pipeline, Granholm said, “If you drive an electric car, this would not be affecting you, clearly.”


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