It goes without saying the energy sector in America plays a pivotal role in the lives of Americans. Fuel is an important resource; yet, since the Biden administration came into power, the energy sector has faced attacks like never before.
When Biden first arrived in office, he implemented an executive order prohibiting oil and gas drilling operations on both federal lands and federal waters. However, a court order this month forced Biden to walk back this prohibition and permit drilling to recommence.
The extent of the president’s attacks against the energy sector goes further, though. Biden decimated Keystone XL pipeline earlier this year, along with the thousands of jobs attached to it.
Not only is Biden now looking to repeat this with the Line 5 pipeline; he’s also looking to make oil and gas drilling harder and more expensive overall.
Biden’s latest move against US energy independence
It’s important to remember as the 46th president attacks energy production and independence here in America, he’s giving countries like Russia the all-clear to proceed with their own pipelines.
Currently, Biden’s plan involves having the US Interior Department increase different prices and fees connected to oil and gas drilling. Meanwhile, as the president works to make energy production harder, he’s trying to make the United States dependent on OPEC.
Amid Biden’s anti-energy policies, he’s pushing the Federal Trade Commission to probe energy companies for so-called price gouging. This has many Americans unironically pointing out how the president is causing the very problems with energy he claims to oppose.
Pushback from Biden’s own party
Even Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, is calling on Biden to stop this and restore Keystone Pipeline. Manchin’s noted the extent to which resuming Keystone Pipeline operations would allow energy production here in the states.
The Democrat senator called for Biden to restore the aforementioned pipeline after Biden announced his decision to tap into America’s emergency oil supply reserved for wars and times of serious trouble.
Manchin, like other Americans, compared Biden using oil from the United States Strategic Petroleum Reserve as a means of lowering gas costs to putting a band-aid on a bullet wound.