Duncan Condemns Biden’s Energy Agenda Hypocrisy

September 1, 2021
Press Release

Congressman Jeff Duncan co-sponsored a resolution led by Rep. Bob Latta (OH-05) to condemn the Biden administration’s series of hypocritical energy policies.

This resolution specifically condemns the Biden administration’s executive actions to impose a moratorium on new oil and gas leases on Federal land and cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline, all while waiving sanctions to greenlight the completion of the Russian Nord Stream 2 Pipeline and calling on OPEC+ to increase oil production to combat increased U.S. energy costs.

“The Biden administration continues to undercut American energy production while simultaneously begging OPEC+ to increase production to meet demand and lower the high energy costs his policies created.  These illogical and hypocritical actions by the Biden administration demonstrate his intention to slash American energy independence and reverse the progress made by the Trump administration,” said Congressman Jeff Duncan. “This inevitably leads to increasing inflation, skyrocketing gas prices, and fewer American jobs. These actions not only endanger our economy and hurt Americans at the gas pump, but they jeopardize our national security and the future of American energy independence.”

“President Biden’s illogical, America-last energy agenda makes us more reliant on energy from our adversaries who have weaker environmental standards,” said Congressman Jeff Duncan. “It is clear President Biden would rather appease the backwards logic of the radical environmentalist left than follow sound science and put American jobs, consumers, and security first. For example, Russian natural gas exported to Europe has a life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions profile over 40 percent higher than American LNG exported to Europe. If the Biden administration was really concerned about reducing global emissions, they would prioritize American energy production and exports.”

“The American energy sector can and should meet the oil and gas needs of our economy and the global economy and once again become a net exporter of energy.”