After the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline as part of President Joe Biden’s new policies aimed at destroying the traditional energy sector, the Dakota Access pipeline is now in danger and has been criticized by well-known Hollywood actors who surely have little knowledge of its implications for the daily lives of all citizens.
The bad news for the energy world has not stopped coming since Biden took office as president of the United States. After receiving the hard news about the cancellation of the Keystone pipeline, which planned to employ more than 50,000 people and would help to guarantee the energy sovereignty of the United States, now voices are beginning to question the continuation of the Dakota Access pipeline.
The Dakota Access is a 1,172-mile, 30-inch-diameter subway pipeline that transports crude oil from the Bakken/Three Forks production area in North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois. The pipeline has been a factor in keeping gasoline prices low. It is the main pipeline that transports oil from North Dakota, the second largest oil producing state.
Unfortunately, Hollywood doesn’t seem to care about the price of fuel or the thousands of jobs it generates. While 200 actors, sports stars, and Native American leaders have signed a letter calling on the Biden administration to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline for good.
Environmental celebrities, including Aaron Rodgers, Amy Schumer, Don Cheadle, and Mark Ruffalo, to name a few, are either unconcerned or unaware of the social consequences of their claims and are using their fame and recognition to influence the White House to promote terrible “environmentalist” policies, which are already in place, but can always be deepened.
In the wake of the Keystone shutdown, U.S. oil producers have cut production and consequently raised prices in anticipation of more regulations that will cause oil supplies to fall further and gasoline prices to rise.
The average retail price of gasoline in the United States is now $2.50 per gallon when the average price during 2020 was $1.74. Since Biden took office the price of gas has continued to gradually increase. And in the event of another shutdown like the one of the Dakota pipeline, the consequences could be terrible.
Clearly Hollywood actors are not affected by an increase in the price of fuel, much less an increase in the electricity bill or a bag of rice at the supermarket. But that’s not the same reality for most Americans.
If the Biden administration continues its campaign against pipelines, fracking, and oil production, Americans will face record gasoline prices in just a few years, that automatically translates into an inflationary process that in a situation of high unemployment like the current one, due to the pandemic caused by the CCP Virus and the lockdown policies, the future of the United States could be catastrophic.