Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement responding President Joe Biden’s oil embargo on Russia, after Biden said, “We’re approaching record levels of oil and gas production in the United States, and we’re on track to set a record of oil production next year.”
“President Joe Biden is playing a shell game when he talks about domestic oil and natural gas production,” Manning said. “The truth is, America produced less oil and gas in 2020 because of the COVID pandemic, and much of the subsequent increases in production are a restoration of prior output. But it does not matter if we increase production if we do not increase the capacity to deliver the oil to refineries and the natural gas to customers, including Europe.
“The fact that this President continues to block the Keystone XL pipeline, an obvious partial solution, demonstrates that he is more interested in strangling the U.S. and Europe through high energy prices than making America work again. Americans have seen what is happening in Germany, where their Green New Deal has made them energy serfs to Putin’s Russia.
“Congress needs to shove a real energy development down the administration’s throat if the President is unwilling to take basic common-0sense steps to meet America’s national security interests.”