A group of 26 Republican senators were extremely concerned about President Joe Biden’s actions regarding his attacks on the energy industry and the inevitable impact his actions will have on a mass of millions of workers and their families. In response, the senators sent a letter to the White House requesting a meeting with Biden to discuss these issues.
Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), along with 25 of his Senate colleagues, wrote a letter to President Biden expressing their willingness to hold a face-to-face meeting to discuss the issues facing the energy sector as a result of the president’s recent actions.
The 26 senators, representing states where economic growth and jobs depend heavily on the oil and gas industry, wrote that they were “shocked” by the president’s actions and warned that they could jeopardize “hundreds of thousands” of energy jobs in their states.
Much of the criticism of the Biden administration’s recent decisions centers on its authoritarian actions on issues that deserve to be discussed in Congress. Such is the case of energy, taking into account that any alteration in the sector could result in large waves of unemployment, price changes that would quickly translate into mass consumer goods and therefore in living costs, and even national security is at stake.
The senators wrote, “Your actions will have grave consequences for our constituents, and taking these actions on your very first week as President, with no input from those of us who represent these hardworking Americans is counter to the desires of the American people who want practical, bipartisan solutions to our nation’s challenges, and who want policies that support working families.”
The senators took particular issue with the decision to kill the Keystone XL pipeline project as part of the Biden administration’s effort to address climate change.
Regarding the canceled project, the senators wrote, “For the average American family, it means energy costs will go up and communities will no longer see the local investments that come with pipeline construction.”
Joe Biden, on his first day as president, as part of the measures implemented in defense of the controversial Paris Climate Agreement, canceled the Keystone XL Pipeline project, which had been approved during the Trump administration, and estimated the hiring of thousands of American jobs. Criticism from those who defend industry and local development was not long in coming.
The Democrats, motivated by their radical left wing, intend to treat “climate change” as a threat to national security, so in addition to motivating the suspension of this type of project, they are seeking to make the Pentagon available to combat it.
Progressive lawmakers have already announced, even officially, their desire to reduce National Defense spending budgeted for 2021. And on different occasions they have demonstrated their interest in reducing this Defense spending in order to reallocate those funds to the fight against “climate change.”
These initiatives could be jeopardizing the historic U.S. military apparatus and its defense strategies against real security threats.
In his first days in office, Biden has already shown clear signs of responding to the interests of leftist sectors that are against traditional resources and those that today are the engine of U.S. wealth.