TOAccording to the US Energy Information Administration, heating costs for American families will increase by 54 percent this winter, making it the most expensive in more than a decade. Dice President BidenJoe BidenJudge Rejects Trump’s Request to Delay Release of Jan.6 Papers Amid Appeal On Money: Biden’s Battle with Inflation Night Defense and National Security: Russia Concerns Increase MOREThe statements of the 2020 election campaign, where he launched a war against national energy production, this was completely predictable.
“The Biden campaign made a clear and unequivocal campaign promise to end the leasing of fossil fuels on public land,” Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune told The Washington Post shortly after Election Day.
Just hours after his inauguration, President Biden walked into the Oval Office and issued an executive order to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. A week later, he delivered on promises made to stop the oil and gas leasing on federal land. The White House justified the measures as crucial to combat climate change. Currently, the administration is considering closing the L5 pipeline from Canada to Michigan, which would further limit the transportation and supply of energy.
Biden’s choice of Kamala harrisKamala HarrisHarris and Macron unveil new initiatives on space and cybersecurity after Trump criticizes Cheney after New Hampshire comments With 28 percent approval, say goodbye to Kamala Harris being an aging Biden’s Plan B MORE, the most progressive member of the Senate, as a running mate was also a pioneer. After all, Harris backed the Green New Deal with the Socialist representative. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezVeteran Alexandria Ocasio-CortezMarine Launches Challenge to Gottheimer in New Jersey Pelosi Upholds America’s ‘Moral Authority’ on Climate Action Pavlich: Biden’s Self-Inflicted Energy Crisis MORE (DN.Y.). It also co-sponsored the Climate Equity Law.
“It is not a cost. This is an investment, ”Harris said of the momentum in 2019.
The cost is here and Americans are paying the price.
“I have to tell you. I don’t have an answer in the short term,” Biden said during a recent CNN town hall when asked about rising energy prices. “It’s going to be tough.”
“It’s very funny. I wish I had the magic wand in this”, Secretary of Energy Jennifer granholmJennifer GranholmPavlich: Biden’s Self-Inflicted Energy Crisis Winter Challenges Looming for Biden’s White House The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Did Democrats Misunderstand Voters’ Call for 2020 Change? PLUS he told CNBC, laughing out loud when asked what his plans were to increase oil production in the US.
Despite claims to the contrary from Biden administration officials, the White House can control energy costs. We know this because it has been done before.
In December 2018 and less President TrumpDonald Trump Three men charged with fraud in PAC scheme of .5 million scams Judge rejects Trump’s request to delay release of Jan.6 documents amid appeal Prince Harry says he warned Dorsey from Twitter on the January 6 riots MOREWith the leadership, the United States became a net energy exporter for the first time in 75 years.
“The shift to net exports is the dramatic result of an unprecedented boom in US oil production, with thousands of wells pumping from the Permian region of Texas and New Mexico to Bakken in North Dakota and Marcellus in Pennsylvania,” it reported. Fortune in time. “The shale revolution has transformed oil hunters into billionaires and the United States into the world’s largest oil producer, surpassing Russia and Saudi Arabia. The power of OPEC has diminished, undermining one of the main geopolitical forces of the last half century ”.
The OPEC cartel was finally broken and the United States had won energy independence. As a result, energy was affordable for all Americans and the economy was thriving. The time has changed.
Biden’s failure to take up the challenge of reducing energy costs is part of a larger strategy to force Americans to opt for alternative energy sources, approved by the United Nations and backed by the Green New Deal, such as wind and solar.
The left wants everyday americans John kerryJohn KerryOvernight Energy & Environment – Presented by ExxonMobil – Kerry Announces Climate Statement with China United States and China Release Joint Climate Statement at UN Summit Build Back Better Bill Must Die MORE and Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaHillicon Valley – Justice Department Faces Uber Former Senior Officials Warn Democracy In ‘Danger’ Without Congressional Action On Election Security Democrats Begin Blitz To Sell Infrastructure MORE not included, to use less fossil fuels. When prices are high, oil and gas become unaffordable and therefore people use less. The Green New Deal, backed by Democrats and the Biden administration, calls for the elimination of fossil fuels by 2030. One way to do this is to make it too expensive for Americans to buy or consume. The energy policies implemented by President Biden during his first year in office indicate that the country is headed down that path.
Politically, and with poll numbers plummeting, the White House has been looking for someone to blame, prompting Biden to berate OPEC for rising costs.
“Higher gasoline costs, if left unchecked, risk damaging the ongoing global recovery. The price of crude oil has been higher than it was at the end of 2019, before the start of the pandemic ”, national security adviser. Jake sullivanJake Sullivan Night Defense and National Security: Russia Concerns Rise Pavlich: Biden’s Self-Inflicted Energy Crisis The Republican Party Delves into Blocking Biden’s Diplomatic Elections MORE said in August. “Although we are not part of OPEC, the United States will always speak with international partners on important issues affecting our national security and economic affairs, in public and in private.”
Pleas for OPEC to pump more oil abroad have been shameful and ineffective. While individual Chinese companies pollute more than entire countries, Americans are told to put on an extra sweater if it’s cold this winter. The best thing for officials in the Biden administration, and the president himself, to do is raise your hand and essentially say, “deal with it.”
Pavlich is the editor of Townhall.com and a contributor to Fox News.