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Joe Biden: To Russia with Love

6/21/21
from The Gray Area:
6/17/21:

The decisions in the first few months of Joe Biden's presidency to cancel the Keystone pipeline, to halt oil leases on federal lands and reduce US arms through a new Start treaty are gifts to Russia from Joe Biden. In addition to the obvious financial benefits of now providing more oil to the US, as The Federalist states, the EU’s dependency on Russian energy presents a serious security risk.

By Jessica Anderson,Heritage Foundation,

editorial in The Hill,
6/10/21:

After the policies of President Trump’s administration boosted America to become the top energy exporter in the world, the Biden administration and his congressional allies have decided to reverse course. The administration’s actions and laws making their way through committee have made their goal clear: destroying America’s energy industry while boosting our enemies’ production. This goal has been clear since last year: even on the campaign trail, Biden told voters he wanted to eliminate fracking. He followed through on his first day in office. Shortly after his inauguration, President Biden rescinded approval of the Keystone XL pipeline with an executive order stating that the pipeline “would not serve the U.S. national interest.” Of course, this move killed thousands of high-paying jobs and hurt one of our closest allies, Canada. Just a week later, Biden signed another order to ban new permits for drilling on federal land and the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Despite the fact that drilling in ANWR could create over 100,000 jobs and bring in over $400 billion in government revenue, the administration decided that being “Green” was more important than American workers and taxpayers. Then last month, the administration surprised the nation by supporting a pipeline — but not an American one. The Biden administration announced on May 19 that it had waived congressional sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, a system of offshore natural gas pipelines that will run from Russia to Germany and will be operated by Gazprom, a corporate extension of the Kremlin.

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