Balderson Condemns Biden Administration's Assault on American Energy Security
Washington, September 28, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Troy Balderson (OH-12) joined 14 other members of the House Energy Action Team in a Special Order on the House Floor Monday night condemning the Biden Administration and Congressional Democrats for their assault on American energy security and independence, and offering the following remarks:
I rise today to address the Biden Administration’s attack on American energy production.
Last month, as Americans faced 40% higher prices at the pump as a result of his failed policies, President Biden found himself begging OPEC to open the valve to alleviate the pinch of skyrocketing prices.
To no one's surprise - OPEC refused.
Earlier this year, in a baffling sequence of events... on his VERY FIRST DAY in office, President Biden cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline project, eliminating ELEVEN THOUSAND U.S. energy jobs here at home.
And then he gave a green light to Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Pipeline across Europe.
Perhaps most appalling, is that the Nord Stream 2 decision was made in the wake of Russian hackers shutting down the Colonial Pipeline, affecting tens of millions of Americans up and down the east coast.
These misguided policy decisions by the Biden Administration have caused irreparable harm–
Not just to the U.S., but also to our European allies, who are growing increasingly weary of how the Kremlin may use its newfound grasp on the region’s energy supplies to advance their geopolitical influence.
Destroying American energy production under the false pretense that doing so is somehow saving the environment is NOTHING MORE than a mismatch of problems and solutions.
It’s a disastrous display of virtue-signaling.
Meanwhile, in the midst of soaring inflation, American taxpayers are the ones left paying the price - robbed of both reliable energy options AND their hard-earned money.
Madam Speaker, the Biden Administration’s policies are damaging American energy independence and security.
We must reverse course and return to a path of American energy leadership, not foreign reliance.
Madam Speaker, I yield back.
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