Biden’s Energy Crisis

Biden’s Energy Crisis

November 10, 2021

There are some crises that can’t be controlled, such as weather events. There are also crises that are entirely predictable, such as our current energy crisis. Once the Biden administration began their war on reliable and affordable energy sources in favor of the radical environmentalist agenda, energy prices were sure to rise.

In The Hill today, Katie Pavlich writes eloquently about the President’s “self-inflicted” energy crisis. 

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, heating costs for American families will increase by 54 percent this winter, making it the most expensive in over a decade. Given President Biden’s statements on the 2020 campaign trail, where he launched a war on domestic energy production, this was entirely predictable. 

“The Biden campaign made a clear and unequivocal campaign promise to end fossil fuel leasing 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 stopping construction on the Keystone XL pipeline. One week later, he followed through on promises made to halt new oil and gas leasing on federal land. The White House justified the moves as crucial to combating climate change. Currently, the administration is considering the shutdown of the L5 pipeline that runs from Canada to Michigan, which would further limit energy transport and supply. 

So, when energy prices are greatly increased this winter, make no mistake that this was an entirely predictable outcome. In fact, the Biden administration even telegraphed it, according to Pavlich’s column:

“I must tell you. I don’t have a near-term answer,” Biden said during a recent CNN town hall when asked about energy becoming more expensive. “It’s going to be hard.”

“That is hilarious. Would that I had the magic wand on this,” Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm told CNBC, laughing out loud when asked what her plans were to increase oil production in the U.S.

With inflation soaring, transportation systems crumbling and the supply chain in crisis, Americans are looking for leaders who can help ease their burdens and make things more affordable. Unfortunately, they’re left with Democratic policymakers whose energy policies – by design – make their lives worse.