Joe Biden wants high gas prices so he can force us all to drive electric cars like in Commie California. Not on your life. Internal combustion forever. Congressman Fred Keller talk about it.
America was a net exporter of energy under Trump.
Sitting down with Saudi Princes isn’t the solution Joe.
The solution is simple. Get the heck out of the way, Joe.
Texas will get it done. #gasprices #BidenIsAFailure #Saudis https://t.co/GL0LjUNtsu
— Steve Toth (@Toth_4_Texas) June 2, 2022
Keller: Every day, energy prices in America hit new record highs, leaving American families wondering when relief will come.
During a press conference last week, President Biden said that high gas prices were part of an “incredible transition” to become “less reliant on fossil fuels.”
This “incredible transition” that the president referred to isn’t fooling anybody. This administration has made clear—in no uncertain terms—that instead of working seriously to alleviate Americans’ pain at the pump, the president will continue to suffocate the domestic oil and natural gas industry in hopes of replacing it with an unrealistic and far-left Green New Deal.
Americans are feeling the blowback from this administration’s shift away from clean, affordable, American energy. Economists are projecting that the national price for a gallon of gas will exceed $6 by August. Americans are on track to pay 78 percent more this year at the pump then they did a year ago. With Joe Biden in office, it’s no wonder inflation is out of control.
All hope is not lost. The solution to our troubles lies beneath our feet, and unleashing American oil and natural gas resources through domestic drilling is our only chance to curb inflation and rebuild America’s economic might.
That’s why over 20 of my Republican colleagues and I recently introduced legislation calling on the Biden administration to reverse course and increase domestic drilling for oil and natural gas.
Here are four reasons why the Biden administration should support domestic drilling: 1. Consumer savings: While energy prices are influenced by a broad range of factors—both in and outside of our control— there’s no doubt that U.S. policy plays a key role in shaping the price that Americans see at the pump.
2. Reduced emissions: The United States is not only the top producer of oil and natural gas, but also a leader in cutting its carbon footprint, reducing emissions by 17 percent below its 2005 level—more than any other country. It’s also telling that the United States—who wasn’t part of the Paris Climate Accord in 2017—reduced its carbon emissions by 0.5 percent that year—more than all major emission-producing countries who did sign the agreement.
3. Good paying jobs and stronger communities: Domestic drilling is fueling job growth and creating unparalleled prosperity for American families. The United States’ oil and gas industry directly employs 2.6 million Americans and supports another 9.8 million jobs, accounting for 5.6 percent of the nation’s total employment.
4. National security: Thirty-five percent of energy consumption in the U.S. comes from oil, making the Strategic Petroleum Reserve critical to our national security. Used in the past to offset major disruptions to the global energy supply—during events like Hurricane Katrina and Operation Desert Storm, the SPR is now at its lowest level in 35 years due the Biden administration unwisely using it as a stopgap to try and lower gas prices.