Oil imports aren’t economically good for the United States. Considering we can produce enough oil that we consume in the US, there’s no reason we should be importing any of it, especially from countries that have a history of terrorism. Iran is a prime example.
Green energy only goes so far, the way it sits, and an immediate switch isn’t going to help. President Joe Biden can’t force anyone into green energy by jacking up the prices of oil, natural gas and gasoline just because he wants the American people to beg for his help. Killing the Keystone XL pipeline and halting leases on federal land isn’t helping, either. Sometimes you have to take your green energy hat off, put your pro-America hat on and get something done.
Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg doesn’t seem to understand this.
MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle spoke to Buttigieg on air and asked if Biden could authorize the Keystone XL pipeline or consider “working something out with Iran?”
Buttigieg responded by saying, “All options are on the table” and “We have to make sure we’re not galloping after permanent solutions to immediate short-term problems where more strategic and tactical actions in the short term could make a difference.”
Short-term problems? It isn’t a short-term problem. Oil, gasoline and natural gas will be necessary for decades to come.
Buttigieg admits that the federal government isn’t looking for a permanent solution to energy problems. What they’re doing is pushing for clean energy at any cost. Strategically, producing more oil and natural gas in the US would be a sizable long-term solution. The US is one of the most stable countries globally and the temporary, meaning two decades or so, uptick would give a lot more room for green energy innovation and transition. That’s not a difficult thing to wrap your head around unless you’re Pete Buttigieg.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) tweeted, “Team Biden would rather fund the Ayatollah’s Death to America regime than allow Americans to produce energy for our domestic consumption.”
And don’t believe Biden’s 9,000 permits approved. That’s not true. If you give the oil industry any possibility of making a profit, they’re going to take it no questions asked.
Chief Executive Officer of the American Petroleum Institute Mike Sommers, said, “Just because you have a lease doesn’t mean there’s oil and gas in that lease and there has to be a lot of development that occurs between the leasing and then ultimately permitting for that acreage to be productive. I think that they’re purposefully misusing the facts here to advantage their position.”
Saying it isn’t the same as doing it. If it takes too long to open up Keystone XL, it would certainly take too long to break ground on new oil production.
Biden and his entire administration want to mislead the world and think they’re smart enough to do it.