When Joe Biden entered the White House, he immediately went after America’s pipelines. Most notably, he moved against the important Keystone XL pipeline and clamped down on all drilling.
This led to the U.S. once again relying on foreign powers for oil, and critics say it placed us in an extremely difficult situation when the Russia/Ukraine war kicked off.
But now, as gas prices jump again across the nation, the President is preparing to pull a surprising 180.
When on the campaign trail, Biden promised to put an end to fossil fuels, with a constant “no drilling” mantra. He has repeated this promise several times while in office as well.
However, as America has already tapped its reserves and the overseas conflict continues to create a worldwide energy crisis, the administration is preparing to relent. At least a little.
According to a new report, the government is expected to move forward with a “limited plan” to drill again in Alaska.
From Fox News:
President Biden’s administration is expected to propose a limited plan for expanding oil drilling in Alaska in the coming days, relenting on its longtime opposition to domestic oil production.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wants an environmental review, which would push forward the ConocoPhillips (CP) oil company’s plan to open 5 new drilling sites in Alaska.
The report says it’s a “scaled-back version of CP’s Willow Project,” which ultimately intends to go after 600 million barrels of crude oil.
This may be a direct result of the soaring gas prices and frustration over foreign suppliers. Recently, we learned that Saudi Arabia wouldn’t increase their supply, for example.
And according to Dan Kish, a senior fellow at the Institute for Energy Research, none of this should be happening. As he told Fox News last fall:
Americans are taking it in the shorts because the Biden administration has basically declared war on American affordable, abundant energy.
Biden keeps taking heat for forcing already-struggling Americans to pay more for gas and oil, which in turn is making this winter very expensive.
Many saw it coming, especially when the news broke that the Biden administration was begging Venezuela to allow Chevron to drill. This, while the government refused to let us drill on our own land.
ClimateDepot.com publisher Marc Morano slammed the entire situation by saying:
It’s not like the Biden administration is opposed to energy extraction and drilling, no, they’re just opposed to it domestically for cheap political accounting tricks that claim that they’re fighting global warming while offshoring.
This is something that Americans have to recognize.
In this case, it certainly seems like the current administration is more interested in playing politics and bowing to the leftist climate mob, rather than allowing the economy to function normally.
But when prices start to rise again and there’s no end in sight for the international energy crisis, something has to be done.
That’s where this Alaska drilling project comes in — and to some, it seems like Biden is waving the white flag, because he has no other choice.
- The Biden administration is expected to approve a plan for more oil drilling in Alaska.
- This would be a reversal of Biden’s “no more drilling” promise, and feels like a surrender on the part of the government.
- Foreign powers have refused to increase production, and America is once again reliant on those powers for energy.
Source: Fox News