Biden Administration Sends Mixed Messages

Biden Administration Sends Mixed Messages

(TheDailyHorn.com) – It appears the Biden administration is sending conflicting messages. During the 2020 presidential campaign, then-Democratic candidate Joe Biden said he would do all he could to end fracking and eliminate the use of fossil fuel to save the environment. After entering the White House, one of his first actions was to stop work on the Keystone XL pipeline, displacing thousands of workers. The president enjoyed the full support of Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Jennifer Granholm at the time.

When the Colonial Pipeline hack exposed what can happen to America when there are gasoline shortages, the administration’s message quickly changed. Granholm went from talking about ending pipelines in 2016 to saying pipelines are the “best way” to move oil around to meet America’s energy demands. Even Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas now concedes that pipelines are “critical infrastructure.”

What will it mean long-term? It’s difficult to know, since one day pipelines are bad and the next day they are critically important.

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