If you’re scratching your head over this, join the crowd. Shortly after killing a pipeline that would have helped Americans and U.S. energy independence, Biden goes on to remove the only legal barriers we have opposing another pipeline that will promote RUSSIAN dominance and likely make our European allies more reliant on Vladimir Putin.
Whose side is he on?!
Here’s the background information: Shortly after taking office, President Biden revoked the permits for the Keystone XL pipeline, which would have helped efficiently transport crude oil from Canada to our own refineries here in the United States. Yesterday, the company behind the pipeline finally terminated the project, and formally walked away from this endeavor.
That was climate activism on the part of Biden. There’s no other way to explain it.
Like it or not, we need fossil fuels until cleaner alternatives can fully supply the energy our nation needs to survive and prosper. That crude oil is going to be refined, one way or another. If it’s not here, then it’ll be in another country. So when our President deliberately obstructs things like the Keystone XL pipeline, it just increases our reliance on foreign nations for the energy we need, and makes the cost of fuels higher for all of us in the long run.
Meanwhile on a related front, Biden went on to actually LIFT sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. That’s a natural gas line being built under the Baltic Sea between Russia and Germany. We placed sanctions on it, in part, because this pipeline will make our allies in Europe heavily reliant on Russian energy at a time when Vladimir Putin is causing problems throughout the world.
So to recap Biden’s actions here: (1) A pipeline that helps America? Bad; shut it down. (2) A pipeline that helps Russia? It’s fine; carry on.