The insanity of Biden and his administration knows no bounds, especially when it comes to America’s energy independence.
Instead of continuing Trump’s policies, which ensured rapid oil and gas production in the United States, driving down the price for American consumers, Biden’s response to the rise in gas prices is to beg international criminals to produce more.
There’s been a recent push to enact more green energy policies from the Biden White House. Some have even predicted a ‘climate change lockdown’ is on the horizon. As a result, Biden destroyed our ability to produce oil and gas, hoping the international oil cartel will keep their hands during instead.
While asking OPEC to pump more oil, Jen Psaki can't name any Biden effort to increase U.S. production pic.twitter.com/XQjEslWeF7
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Joe Biden called on a conglomerate of 23 oil-producing countries, led largely by Russia and Saudi Arabia, to increase oil production to combat rising fuel prices.
The White House released a statement by national security advisor Jake Sullivan on Wednesday calling on OPEC to boost oil production. Sullivan argued that high fuel prices are stunting the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The White House said:
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The White House statement appeared to have an immediate impact on oil prices. Crude oil, the international oil benchmark, fell 0.8% to $70.04 a barrel after the White House announcement. Oil prices have experienced volatility in recent days due to concerns over the so-called Delta variant of COVID-19.
The Biden administration’s overture to the oil cartel comes after his administration cracked down on oil and gas infrastructure projects that could have boosted oil supply and fuel production in the United States. Instead, the White House is attempting to push the United States to adopt more green energy technologies, such as electric cars.
As one of his first acts as president, Biden revoked a permit from the Keystone XL Pipeline project allowing the planned pipeline to cross over from Canada into the United States. Biden’s action effectively killed the pipeline, costing thousands of jobs. If completed, the pipeline would have shipped over 800,000 barrels of oil a day from Alberta, Canada, to refineries on the Gulf Coast of Texas.
In June, Biden suspended oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s 1002 area, a massive oil preserve located in Alaska. Former President Donald Trump finalized a plan to open the area to oil development in 2020 after decades of Alaskan officials lobbying the federal government.
Author: Sebastian Hayworth