House Democrats Attack Oil Industry to Hide Their Own Culpability

House Democrats Attack Oil Industry to Hide Their Own Culpability

October 29, 2021

This week the House Oversight Committees Subcommittee on the Environment held a hearing targeting the oil industry. Gasoline prices are the highest they have been since 2014. Yet, lawmakers decided to scold oil companies on Capitol Hill rather than acknowledge that their eco-left policies are causing the high oil prices and potentially large heating bills for families this winter.

Fox Business reports:

U.S. households that heat with natural gas will spend 30% more than they spent last winter on average, and will spend 50% more if the winter is colder than average, the EIA projects. Households that heat with electricity will spend 6% more on average and will spend 15% more if the winter is colder than average.  

Homes heated by propane will on average increase by 54% and as much as 94% in a colder than average winter. Homes with heating oil will spend 43% more on average, and 59% more for a colder than average winter, according to the EIA. 

This demonstrates a failure by green energy, which congressional Democrats have double-downed on in the $3.5 trillion spending bill, said Steve Milloy, senior policy fellow at the Energy & Environment Legal Institute.

The current administration has made a habit of attacking the oil industry and attempting to promote green energy. But, as we discussed in a blog earlier this month, the Biden administration is currently asking the oil industry for help and considering tapping into the country’s emergency oil reserve.

“But, at a time when the Biden administration is asking the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries for assistance, Democrats seem to want to distract from the high energy costs of their making with political theater, said Tom Pyle, the president of the Institute for Energy Research.

“When the number one oil producer in the world is seeing pulled federal leases, gutted pipelines and going to OPEC, that sends a message to the marketplace,” Pyle told FOX Business. “The Democrats’ answer is to haul the oil CEOs before Congress, call them ‘big oil’ and wag their fingers.”

It is clear the hypocrisy of the eco-left will never end, and, unfortunately, it is hard-working Americans who will feel the effects the most.

Rep. Byron Donalds had the perfect response to his colleagues: