If any politician in this country is a Russian asset, it’s Joe Biden and the de-growth global warming nuts who control him. In the Biden Administration, the Dept. of Energy isn’t about getting cheap, plentiful, and clean energy. It’s about “Addressing the effects of climate change.”
Why else would he reverse US energy independence while lifting sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline, forcing us to buy oil from Russia and unfriendly states in the Middle East and Communist Venezuela, begging OPEC to increase their production?
But that’s not enough for Joe Biden. Contrary to its purpose, he wants to use the strategic reserves as a response to high prices at the pump. So if and when time comes that we actually need the strategic reserves, we won’t have them and will still be beholden to the same communist regimes for energy.
Current authorized capacity of the SPR (Strategic Petroleum Reserve) is 714 million barrels. In 2019 there were 634.9 million barrels in reserve. Today, that is down to 568 million barrels. A decrease of 10% from 2019 with no plans to replenish, and a 20% decrease from authorized capacity.
Putin couldn’t have done a better job of weakening our country and national security. For that, Biden gets a Happy Face from Vlad. And the global warming nuts are all warm and fuzzy. Because for them increasing oil production is a good thing as long as we don’t do it ourselves.￼￼
This is what fundamental change in America is shaping up to be as long as the Left and spineless Democrats are in the majority.
Links: DOE Announces Second Emergency Notice of Sale of Crude Oil From The Strategic Petroleum Reserve to Address Putin’s Energy Price Hike | DOE’s Top Priority | DOE Response to Putin’s Price Hike | Strategic Petroleum Reserve Inventory | National Security & Safety | Why tapping the SPR is one of many ‘bad’ options to ease gasoline prices