Biden’s Latest Move to Appease Environmental Extremists

Biden’s Latest Move to Appease Environmental Extremists

January 29, 2024

It is a presidential election year, which means President Biden will go out of his way to please the eco-left. Late last week, it was announced that the Biden administration has halted permits on liquified natural gas (LNG) export projects. LNG exports have sharply increased following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. 

The Associated Press reports,

“The Biden administration is delaying consideration of new natural gas export terminals in the United States, even as gas shipments to Europe and Asia have soared since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.” 

This move by the Biden administration not only leaves the United States more dependent on foreign energy but also hurts our European allies who have relied more heavily on US LNG since the start of the war in Ukraine. 

“U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas began less than a decade ago, but have grown rapidly in recent years to the point that the U.S. has become the world’s largest gas exporter. Exports rose sharply after Russia’s February 2022 invasion of Ukraine, and Biden and Granholm have celebrated the delivery of U.S. gas to Europe and Asia as a key geopolitical weapon against Russian President Vladimir Putin.”

Power The Future Executive Director Daniel Turner blasts the Biden Administration’s latest decision, 

“This type of appeasement by the Biden Administration would make Neville Chamberlain proud. Handing a major win to the extreme environmental left and Vladimir Putin is bad enough. Doing it in the shameless pursuit of his re-election chances is even worse. Every Democrat in Congress who purports to support Ukraine must stand up and call on Biden to reverse this reckless decision. Destroying Americans jobs while weakening support for our allies is disgraceful behavior and beneath the office Biden wants to hold for another four years.”