Democrat energy policy has already moved the US from energy independent to dependent. We are already buying three times as much oil from Russia and at higher prices, but that’s not bad enough. The Biden Administration wants more dependence.
Biden’s Green Meanies want every natural gas pipeline project’s impact evaluated against the made-up concept of environmental justice. An excuse to advance an energy strategy that harms people struggling with rising energy prices until modern living is unaffordable. Blocking needed capacity without any infrastructure to replace it.
There are not enough green pipeline projects (wind and solar) to meet existing demand, and it will take years to build enough of that – neither of which (ironically) is more environmentally just than natural gas – to play catch up. That’s before we add millions of electric cars and green home heating (more electric).
Not every Democrat is on board.
“Today’s reckless decision by FERC’s Democratic Commissioners puts the security of our nation at risk,” Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said in a statement. “The Commission went too far by prioritizing a political agenda over their main mission—ensuring our nation’s energy reliability and security.”
“The only thing they accomplished today was constructing additional roadblocks that further delay building out the energy infrastructure our country desperately needs,” he added.
The plan is to prevent the development of one of the cleanest burning fossil fuels, without which wind and solar cannot possibly operate to meet modern power demands.
Biden energy policy will make us more dependent on even more foreign sources of the same fuels we have here, but we can’t develop. Natural resources we would extract at a significantly lower overall carbon footprint (if that’s a concern) than most or all foreign suppliers on whom we will be dependent.
And we’ll be propping up tyrants like Russia, Venezuela, and terrorist-supporting states in the Middle East, as more US dollars go overseas.
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And none of those dollars needs to go anywhere but into the pockets of Americans in America, developing US resources.
Steve is a long-time New Hampshire resident, blogger, and a member of the Board of directors of The 603 Alliance. He is the Managing Editor and co-owner of GraniteGrok.com, a former board member of the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire, and a past contributor to the Franklin Center for Public Policy.
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