During last night’s State of the Union, President Biden claimed he wanted to buy American. But regrettably, that did not apply to oil and natural gas as Biden made crystal clear that his anti-energy agenda would continue.
MAKE NO MISTAKE: Biden’s anti-energy is to blame for the skyrocketing price of oil.
We must unleash American energy independence NOW!
BIDEN’S ENERGY CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS:
On day one of Joe Biden’s presidency, he launched his war on American energy when he killed the Keystone XL pipeline.
The Biden administration then issued an executive order suspending all oil and gas leasing on federal lands and waters.
Biden’s administration has issued ZERO new leases on federal lands.
Under Biden’s anti-energy agenda, America is no longer energy independent.
In 2021, under President Biden, Russian oil and petroleum product imports to our nation hit an all-time high.
U.S. households will pay between $700 and $1,700 more for heat this winter, depending upon where they live and what type of fuel they use.
Natural gas, which is used to heat nearly half of all U.S. homes, is 32%more expensive than it was a year ago, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency.
In some parts of the country, prices are even higher — including a 45% increase in the Midwest.
The price of heating oil, which is primarily used in older homes and buildings in the Northeast and other cold-weather areas of the country, is up 35%.
One in six American adults reported that they could not pay their full energy bill in the last 12 months.
THE UNITED STATES ALREADY LEADS THE WORLD IN REDUCING EMISSIONS
The U.S. leads the world in reducing emissions and investing in basic RD&D of clean energy. America has also reduced more than the next 7 emission- reducing countries combined while lowering energy costs for the average American household.
U.S. manufactured goods are 80% more carbon efficient than the world average and U.S. agriculture is the most efficiently produced in the world.
China emits more than all other developed nations combined. Since 2005, for every ton of carbon reduced by the U.S., China increased its emissions by almost 4 tons.
The Paris Agreement lets China increase its emissions by another 50% by 2030.
If we don’t meet demand, Russia will. Russian natural gas exports to Europe have 41% higher lifecycle emissions than U.S. liquified natural gas (LNG) exports, and Russian exports to China have 47% higher lifecycle emissions.
Russia is one of the largest net exporters of oil and gas in the world.
Instead of increasing reliance on Russian oil and natural gas, the Biden Administration should be unleashing cleaner and more reliable American resources so the United States and our allies can have access to affordable and secure energy.
WHAT BIDEN SHOULD BE DOING:
End Biden’s federal freeze on all new oil and gas projects
Fast-track pending LNG export permits
Expedite approval of all pipeline and energy development
Stop the regulatory assault on U.S. energy development and financing
IT’S SIMPLE: Biden's solution to addressing energy shortages is to drain our strategic reserve and rely on foreign producers. The only way to actually fix America’s energy crisis is to produce affordable and reliable energy here in America.