Gas prices have soared over the past year, showing a 60% increase compared to last year’s national average at $2.126 per gallon. Many critics of the Administration attribute this rise to the President’s cancellation of the Keystone XL Pipeline and move away from domestic oil production, halting drilling leases on federal land and water.
By cutting supply and increasing demand, in an effort to do everything in his power to move away from domestic production, prices soar. As a result, the U.S. is now reliant on OPEC oil production and subject to the whim of the foreign market.
Larry Behrens, an energy sector professional with Power the Future, said “The only conclusion I can arrive at as to why the Biden Administration would undermine its own energy in favor of foreign industry is that they are beholden to the radical, green energy backers of the Biden campaign.”
Would the Biden Administration intentionally undermine American energy to pursue its “green energy” agenda? On November 12th, Jen Psaki, responding to a reporter, made the comment:
“Our view is that the rise in gas prices over the long term makes it an even stronger case for doubling down our investment and our focus on clean energy options so that we are not relying on the fluctuations and OPEC and their willingness to put more supply and meet the demands in the market.”
Cancelling the pipeline and federal leases were moves to disrupt domestic oil production and turn America 180 degrees away from energy independence; however, now that the U.S. is reliant on OPEC, experiencing increasing gas prices amid a slew of other supply chain issues, the federal government can turn around and suggest that “at least green energy will be cheaper than increasingly expensive oil.”
In effect, the government’s self-precipitated crisis is solved with its government solution: a more inefficient and expensive way to procure energy. According to Forbes:
“…solar panels and wind turbines are rarely recycled because the energy and labor required to do so are much more expensive than just buying raw materials.
As a result, the vast majority of solar panels and wind turbines are either sent to landfills or join the global electronic waste stream where they are dumped on poor communities in developing nations.”
Amid our rising energy prices, inflation hit its all-time high of 6.2%, sending consumer goods surging and eating away at previous wage gains. Heating bills are likewise expected to follow as Biden deliberately sabotages American families in order to push green energy.
Senator Tom Cotton, in an exclusive to Brietbart:
“Most notably, more and more people tell me that they’re not even able to fill their pickup truck tank up for the entire week,” Cotton said. “They’ve got to fill up half a tank and hope that the price comes down by the end of the week. That, in particular, is the intended effect of Joe Biden’s energy policy. It’s not unintended or some accident. They want gas to cost $4 a gallon because they want all of us to get out of pickup trucks and SUVs and get into small electric compacts or bicycles or scooters or whatever else Pete Buttigieg takes to work.”
The administration’s utilitarian argument is as follows: in order to save the world, we must make millions of Americans suffer; after all, it is better to hurt the middle class so we can have more electric cars that they can’t even afford.