One year ago today, President Joe Biden took the oath of office … and one of the first things he did after moving into the Oval Office was to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline. Not surprisingly, Biden’s decision – along with his “climate change” mentality – is being blamed for the high energy prices Americans are seeing today.
On January 20, 2021, Biden explained that he based his decision on what his administration labels as man-made climate change:
“Climate change has had a growing effect on the U.S. economy, with climate-related costs increasing over the last four years. Extreme weather events and other climate-related effects have harmed the health, safety, and security of the American people and have increased the urgency for combatting climate change and accelerating the transition toward a clean energy economy. The world must be put on a sustainable climate pathway to protect Americans and the domestic economy from harmful climate impacts, and to create well-paying union jobs as part of the climate solution.
“The Keystone XL pipeline disserves the U.S. national interest. The United States and the world face a climate crisis. That crisis must be met with action on a scale and at a speed commensurate with the need to avoid setting the world on a dangerous, potentially catastrophic, climate trajectory. At home, we will combat the crisis with an ambitious plan to build back better, designed to both reduce harmful emissions and create good clean-energy jobs. Our domestic efforts must go hand in hand with U.S. diplomatic engagement. Because most greenhouse gas emissions originate beyond our borders, such engagement is more necessary and urgent than ever. The United States must be in a position to exercise vigorous climate leadership in order to achieve a significant increase in global climate action and put the world on a sustainable climate pathway. Leaving the Keystone XL pipeline permit in place would not be consistent with my Administration’s economic and climate imperatives.”
Ben Lieberman, senior fellow for the Washington, DC-based Competitive Enterprise Institute, says those words and that philosophy are coming back to bite the president.
“He’s faced a year of relatively high gasoline prices – and virtually everything this president has done that would affect the price at the pump has been directionally towards raising those prices, not just infrastructure projects like Keystone XL but also trying to slow down or even stop federal leasing for oil and gas activity on federal lands,” says Lieberman.
“… He tried to stop all of that but that was overturned in court, and the administration is now doing some leasing, but that’s not for a lack of trying,” he adds. “So, everywhere you look are efforts to reduce both the supply of domestic oil and the ability to get that oil where needed.”
Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. of The Heartland Institute concurs, saying the canceling of Keystone XL was a mistake. “This decision was bad for the environment, it was bad for both Canada and America, and the economy, both Canada’s economy, America’s economy, and the world economy,” he says.
Read January 2021 column by Ben Lieberman:
Biden Attack on Keystone pipeline bodes ill for jobs, economy
Copyright American Family News. Reprinted with permission.
Democrat, Socialist , -Communist Party pf America , Joe Biden was fast to approve the ” Russian P ipe Line but hr was Just as Fast in closing down the ” Keystone Pipeline and Putting American Workers out of Work. “Hey, Man, Way to Go , Joe Biden.!!
Correct,ection! “Hey, Man, Way To Go , Joe Biden. !!
Unlike Obama who shut down the Keystone and drilling on public lands before it got off the ground, Joe shut it down AFTER Americans got a taste of what they now realize they had been deprived of 8 years under Obama, now are furious having realized how THE PEOPLE were energy defunded to enrich foreign enemies, while American Democrat politicians led by Schumer and Pelosi saw their campaign coffers swell with foreign laundered cash. Joe is discovering one of the rules of socialism that came back to haunt him. Taking away affordable oil after tasting the financial security it offered is like trying to away free healthcare, free housing, free-drug rehabs and free unearned money disguised with oxymoronic names like “earned income tax credits, millions which is stolen by illegals and sent back home overseas. Once they hook you on the dependency drug, it’s hard to take it back. Once you get hooked on 4 years of sustainable results-oriented leadership, THE PEOPLE will keep demanding it. Poor Joe has a real problem does he not? They now realize all those Middle east skyscrapers and Russia tanks built with American bought foreign oil should have been built and manufactured in the energy independent USA
AND it’s not just the keystone pipeline he shut down… THERE WERE others too!
The hupocrisy is he allowed the Russians to bbuild their pipeline, so he fears the special interests, the environmentalist and the climate change fear mongers more than he fears the every day American citizen.
“Let’s Go Brandon” is but a puppet to our country’s enemies.
i.e. Barrack PinocchiObama and the Democrat Party whose intensions are-
Increase Taxes on everything and bring American commerce and economy to its knees and to promote Socialism.
Then access power and retain it by any means available –
no matter the costs to the people, the government or the nation.
When we elect hateful, self-righteous representatives like the demented puppet Joe Biden, Tinkerbell Obama, the hateful Nancy Pelosi, racist Maxine Waters, liar Adam Schiff, Chuck Schumer, Kamala Harris, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Elizabeth Warren and Ayanna Pressley who intentionally pit one group against another to divide the country and cultivate hate and distrust, you got to ask yourself; what are the motives of these type people? To lead the country into prosperity OR to gain control, stay in power any way possible and to dominate our country and the citizens?
Some things never Change, for example Former democrat President ,Barack H. Obama to paraphrase Barack H. Obamsa when he made thd following statement about Opening up new Coal Mones, Barack H. Obama Said, ” Oh they can open new Coal Mines But it will Bankrupt Them if they do. “Some Things Never Change with democrat party presidents it seems .
America did NOT elect that thief!
With Ukraine about ready to explode in his face, he has emptied the Strategic oil reserve to cover the heat he took in higher gas prices by shutting down our own capacity to pump and transport American oil. Trump filled it with $35/barrel of oil which Joe burned away for striclty political reason to cover his energy mismanagement. having now to pay the Russians $86/ a barrel to refill it if we go to war,,,,,with the Russians? How stupid or traitorous can one fool of a President get? They are holding his illegal corrupt Ukrainian deal over his head to put the squeeze on the American people and the Ukrainians. Giving Putin the Crimea is the equivalent to the French and British giving away Czechoslovakian land to National Socialist Hitler. What Putin’s invasion of Ukraine will be equivalent to Hitler’s invasion of Poland, that started WWII. Joe Biden is the American Neville Chamberlain of his time, like the Brits and French were totally unprepared to nip Putin in the bid, so now it is going to get even more thorny in East Europe. The Belarusians need to be told if they harbor Russian troops, they will get it even worse than what we give it to the Russians,,,,and to remember the word Chernobyl.
Exactly. IF THIS pipeline needed “Shutting down to protect the environment”, THEN WHY SHOULD the russian one have been allowed/?
OR does that one, not impact the environ?
Hey Ituser, now that makes common sense, which is something politicians don’t have.
At least Trump had business sense and that’s why we were energy independent!!