In one of his first acts as president, Joe Biden shut down the Keystone XL Pipeline.
This decision not only killed jobs, it interfered with America’s ability to be energy independent.
Now Biden is asking energy producers in the Middle East to ramp up their production.
All of this was predictable.
After Destroying American Energy Production, Biden Begs OPEC to Pump More Oil
Just hours after being sworn into office on January 20, 2021, President Joe Biden signed an executive order canceling the Keystone XL pipeline. The move killed thousands of union jobs, halted an infrastructure project already underway and pushed the United States back into dependency on foreign energy sources. Biden further exacerbated U.S. dependency by halting leases for oil and gas drilling on federal lands.
Now as gas prices continue to skyrocket, Biden is desperately asking the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries [OPEC] to pump more oil.
“Higher gasoline costs, if left unchecked, risk harming the ongoing global recovery. The price of crude oil has been higher than it was at the end of 2019, before the onset of the pandemic. While OPEC+ recently agreed to production increases, these increases will not fully offset previous production cuts that OPEC+ imposed during the pandemic until well into 2022. At a critical moment in the global recovery, this is simply not enough,” White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan released in a statement Wednesday morning.
This is ridiculous and completely unnecessary.
President Trump gave us energy independence. @JoeBiden made us dependent again by waging war on domestic production.
Now he goes begging to OPEC.
Not a day goes by that he doesn’t endanger our economic and national security. https://t.co/H2xncEt2tz
— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) August 11, 2021
This is the same admin that has repeatedly tried to limit domestic drilling, right? https://t.co/x3wXNqCFp1
— AG (@AGHamilton29) August 11, 2021
Didn’t Biden cancel an oil pipeline here in America that would have made us more energy independent? https://t.co/CNtksht4AO
— NevilleTheCat (@FearTheFloof) August 11, 2021
The solution to this is simple.
Joe Biden can’t do it because he is controlled by the far left.