Biden Taps Strategic Petroleum Reserves in Yet Another Clueless and Indifferent Move

Biden Taps Strategic Petroleum Reserves in Yet Another Clueless and Indifferent Move

November 23, 2021

It is hard to believe, but the Biden administration’s energy policy just got even more clueless and indifferent. Today’s Wall Street Journal reports that the administration is planning to tap the national strategic petroleum reserves in an effort to lower gasoline prices that are contributing to inflation. As the article explains:

Tuesday’s announcement comes as gasoline and heating-oil prices have risen to their highest levels since 2014. White House officials have spent weeks debating limited options to respond, fearing political damage to President Biden, whose public approval rating has sunk amid inflation fears.

Gasoline prices have risen steadily over the 12 months since Mr. Biden’s election. Pump prices are up 61% from a year ago, with regular unleaded selling last week at an national average price of $3.40 a gallon, according to Energy Department data.

In response to today’s announcement, Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) correctly pointed out that this doesn’t address America’s underlying energy problem, namely Biden himself.

“Begging OPEC and Russia to increase production and now using the Strategic Petroleum Reserve are desperate attempts to address a Biden-caused disaster. They’re not substitutes for American energy production,” Mr. Barrasso said.

Indeed, tapping petroleum reserves is a desperate attempt by President Biden to cover-up for his own policies which have served to make it more difficult for American companies to produce American energy. Since taking office just ten months, the Biden administration has taken the United States from energy independence to an energy crisis, with just some of the following decisions:

  • Making the so-called “Build Back Better” legislation, which includes $555 billion dollars of giveaways to green groups, the cornerstone of his legislative agenda.
  • Cancelling the Keystone XL Pipeline.
  • Banning oil and gas production on federal land.
  • Waiving sanctions on the Nordstream 2 gas pipeline between Russia and Germany.

To call attention to these spectacular failures, PTF has produced the following video, “Clueless & Indifferent,” which can be seen below.

Enough is enough. The United States deserves a real energy policy based on serving our country’s needs, not the whims of radical environmentalists. But thanks to the Biden agenda, Americans are now left wondering if we’re celebrating Thanksgiving this week or April Fool’s Day.