And while one could make the argument the pipeline wouldn’t have been operational by last spring, it sent a message to oil and gas companies: Slow your pumping and refining, and invest in new fossil-fuel infrastructure at your own risk. Then, the administration blamed those companies for the gas-price debacle and told them to raise production totals or else — something even CNN’s John Berman had to call out when Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said energy producers “need to increase supply,” in part “by drilling more.” “Five years from now, ten years from now, are you telling me you want them drilling for more oil, you want the refineries putting out more gasoline in five or ten years?” Berman asked. “What we’re saying is today we need that supply increased,” Granholm said. “Of course, in five or ten years — actually, in the immediate, we are also pressing on the accelerator, if you will, to move toward clean energy so that we don’t have to be under the thumb of petro-dictators like Putin or at the whim of the volatility of fossil fuels.” In other words, oil and gas companies are supposed to subsidize the government by paying for drilling and fossil-fuel infrastructure as the Biden administration tries to end drilling and fossil-fuel infrastructure.
REPORTER: What can you do about skyrocketing gas prices?BIDEN: “Can’t do much right now. Russia’s responsible.” pic.twitter.com/UZrBUEsliQ — RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 8, 2022
As for all the jobs lost — well, there’s always wind and solar.
This clip is ASTONISHING.Energy Sec. @JenGranholm demands energy companies to make massive investments to increase oil supply while simultaneously saying they want to shut them down over the next 5-10 years. WHAT IS THIS WHITE HOUSE?! pic.twitter.com/CTgC4dk92x — Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) June 15, 2022
Or maybe they can learn to code. Needless to say, Republicans weren’t happy about the Biden administration in the last days of 2022 at last admitting to what we had all been saying — and doing it quietly. “The Biden administration finally owned up to what we have known all along — killing the Keystone XL pipeline cost good-paying jobs, hurt Montana’s economy and was the first step in the Biden administration’s war on oil and gas production in the United States,” Montana Sen. Steve Daines said in a Thursday statement. “Unfortunately, the administration continues to pursue energy production anywhere but the United States. These policies may appeal to the woke Left, but hurt Montana’s working families. I’ll keep fighting back against Biden’s anti-energy agenda and supporting Montana energy projects and jobs.” [firefly_poll] “The Department of Energy finally admitted to the worst kept secret about the Keystone Pipeline: President Biden’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline sacrificed thousands of American jobs,” Sen. Jim Risch of Idaho added. “To make matters worse, his decision moved the U.S. further away from energy independence and lower gas prices at a time when inflation and gas prices are drastically impacting Americans’ pocketbooks. The President must turn to American made energy and jobs rather than dictators and despots to fix the energy crisis he created on his first day in office.” But what are we to expect? This is hardly a president who is going to own his failures — particularly when the blame is so easily shifted to energy companies. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
John Kerry is asked what his message would be to oil and gas workers who “see an end to their livelihoods”:“What President Biden wants to do is make sure that those folks have better choices… That they can be the people to go to work to make the solar panels.” pic.twitter.com/i9TYXlD9Jg — Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 27, 2021