Report Lists 200 Ways Biden, Dems Have Deliberately Obstructed Domestic Energy Production

Craig Bannister | April 17, 2024
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“Since Mr. Biden took office, his administration and its allies have taken over 200 actions deliberately designed to make it harder to produce energy here in America,” Institute for Energy Research (IER) says, introducing a report listing examples of anti-energy actions.

“President Biden and Democrats have a plan for American energy: make it harder to produce and more expensive to purchase,” Pyle says, providing a chronology list of high-profile anti-energy efforts by both the Biden Administration and Democrat cohorts in Congress (as of March 7, 2024).

The report focuses on oil and gas, noting both direct and covert efforts to extinguish U.S. production of energy, beginning on President Biden’s first day in office (Jan. 20, 2022), when he canceled the Keystone XL pipeline, issued a moratorium on oil and natural gas leasing activities, and revoked Trump-era actions that expanded the ability to produce energy domestically.

As the list documents, Pres. Biden has consistently issued anti-energy executive orders, while canceling and denying leases and drilling permits.

Additionally, his administration has issued regulatory rules that have increased compliance costs and requirements and allowed for restrictions based on subjective environmental and social judgements. The president and Democrats have also pushed to impose new punitive taxes and fees on domestic oil and gas producers.

What’s more, Biden has depleted America’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) – including by selling oil to China and other countries. Worse, he has refused to replenish the SPR supply, which is vital to U.S. energy independence and, in turn, national security.

Biden and Democrats’ attacks on energy don’t stop there, however – they’re now targeting consumers, too – through their efforts to ban natural gas furnaces, stoves and gasoline-fueled vehicles.

Pres. Biden’s cancelation of contracts to refill the SPR is part of a “poorly conceived, albeit intentional energy policy [that] results in higher costs for consumers, global emissions, and inflation, while putting our economy and energy security at risk,” Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association President Ed Longanecker told The Center Square.

“Joe Biden is embracing insanity by putting the green agenda ahead of our families and our national security,” Power The Future Founder and Executive Director Daniel Turner said Tuesday:

“Only in Joe Biden’s head does it make sense to lower costs by raising fees.”

“President Biden has left the United States vulnerable in a time of crisis,” the Power The Future website explains:

“While the Biden Administration imposes larger fees on American oil producers, Iran has raised billions in export sales of their oil despite sanctions. Additionally, American oil production fell by nearly 800,000 barrels a day from December to January of this year, which are the most recent reports available.

“President Biden has left the United States vulnerable in a time of crisis. Instead of playing political games, he should get out of the way of America’s domestic energy producers so that they can reverse the damage of his reckless decisions.”

See full list here.