Biden Keeps Blaming Everyone Else For The High Energy Prices His Own Policies Created

President Biden Has Spent Over A Year Blaming Anyone He Can Think Of For High Gas And Energy Prices But Refuses To Change His Administration’s Energy Policies That Have Driven Prices Up

November 2021

 BLOOMBERG NEWS: “Biden’s Remedy for High Gasoline Prices: Blame Oil Companies” (“Biden’s Remedy for High Gasoline Prices: Blame Oil Companies,” Bloomberg News, 11/18/2021)


April 2022

BLOOMBERG NEWS: “Biden Blames Putin for Gasoline Prices, Touts Higher-Ethanol Plan” (“Biden Blames Putin for Gasoline Prices, Touts Higher-Ethanol Plan,” Bloomberg News, 4/12/2022)


June 2022

POLITICO: “Biden blames Russia for gas prices as he presses Congress, states and oil companies” (“Biden Blames Russia For Gas Prices As He Presses Congress, States And Oil Companies,” Politico, 6/22/2022)


October 2022

October 4th

THE WASHINGTON POST: “As gas prices rise, Democrats scramble to lay blame on Big Oil” (“As Gas Prices Rise, Democrats Scramble To Lay Blame On Big Oil,” The Washington Post, 10/04/2022)

October 6th

THE HILL: “Putin, OPEC, Big Oil: Biden’s against whoever’s responsible for gas prices” (“Putin, OPEC, Big Oil: Biden’s Against Whoever’s Responsible For Gas Prices,” The Hill, 10/06/2022)

October 7th

FOX BUSINESS: “Biden blames Russia, Saudi Arabia for rising gas prices, takes credit for recent dip” (“Biden Blames Russia, Saudi Arabia For Rising Gas Prices, Takes Credit For Recent Dip,” Fox Business, 10/07/2022)

October 17th

FOX NEWS: “Biden adding to his list of others to blame for soaring gas prices” (“Biden Adding To His List Of Others To Blame For Soaring Gas Prices,” Fox News, 10/17/2022)

October 19th

POLITICO: “Biden pressures oil companies on gas prices” (“Biden Pressures Oil Companies On Gas Prices,” Politico, 10/19/2022)

October 31st

REUTERS: “Biden to knock oil company profits in White House remarks” (“Biden To Knock Oil Company Profits In White House Remarks,” Reuters, 10/31/2022)


REMINDER: For Almost 2 Years, The Biden Administration Has Used Every Available Policy Lever To Make Energy Scarcer And Less Affordable For Americans

SEN. SHELLEY MOORE CAPITO (R-WV), Senate EPW Committee Ranking Member: “The [Biden] administration has canceled pipelines, rescinded previously-issued approvals for others, and raised barriers to building new ones. They have frozen oil and gas leasing and proposed raising royalties – costs that will be passed on to every consumer. They are revising the NEPA environmental review process, undoing the streamlining that was done during 2020 to speed up project delivery. Biden’s EPA has hammered small refineries – including the one in my state – by denying hardship relief that could immediately help lower fuel prices. And Biden’s EPA has also announced a proposal under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act to make it easier for activists to prevent infrastructure projects…. This administration is fiercely determined to kill the oil and gas sector and baseload power sector in this country—rule-by-rule—executive action by executive action and hardworking Americans are paying for it at the pump. The American people see what’s happening here: Democrats want to continue layering on more regulations and legislation that will keep passing more and more costs onto the consumer… All while the Biden administration is working as hard as it can to shutter baseload coal and natural gas energy production and electricity.” (Sen. Capito, Remarks, 6/22/2022)

‘The Biden Administration Has Leased Fewer Acres For Oil-And-Gas Drilling Offshore And On Federal Land Than Any Other Administration In Its Early Stages Dating Back To The End Of World War II’

“The Biden administration has leased fewer acres for oil-and-gas drilling offshore and on federal land than any other administration in its early stages dating back to the end of World War II, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis. President Biden’s Interior Department leased 126,228 acres for drilling through Aug. 20, his first 19 months in office, the analysis found. No other president since Richard Nixon in 1969-70 leased out fewer than 4.4 million acres at this stage in his first term. Harry Truman was the last president to lease out fewer acres—65,658—in 1945-46, when offshore drilling was just beginning and the federal government didn’t yet control the deep-water leases that have made up the largest part of the federal oil-and-gas program in modern times…. The Journal’s analysis, based on Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management data, quantifies the slowdown in onshore and offshore leasing under Mr. Biden…. Federal leases account for more than a quarter of all U.S. oil production.” (“Federal Oil Leases Slow to a Trickle Under Biden,” The Wall Street Journal, 9/04/2022)



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