Biden’s energy policies are ‘hard to understand’, says Alberta premier
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney asked why the Biden administration would cancel the Keystone XL pipeline and then ask OPEC for more oil, in an interview with Fox News Digital, saying he “would rather that the administration is looking to Canada rather than OPEC.” , to be a greater source of energy for the American economy.”
On his first day in office, President Biden signed an executive order revoking the license granted to the Keystone XL pipeline, a promise he made during the campaign.
Kenney noted that Canada is the largest source of imported American energy, and it is an advantage for Americans to have energy from an ally, rather than OPEC (Organization of Exporting Countries oil) or Russia.
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“Alberta is the greatest source of energy for the United States,” Kenney said. “More than half of US oil imports come from the province of Alberta in Canada, far more than what the US brings in from OPEC. And that’s a good thing for Americans, to being able to access a safe and friendly source of energy from your closest friend and ally.”
Kenney said he doesn’t understand Biden’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline on his first day in office because the pipeline could have displaced oil imports from Russia and OPEC.
“Meanwhile, the President is pleading with OPEC to increase production and shipments as we offer to supply more energy to the United States,” Kenney said.
In August, Biden urged OPEC to increase oil production to help fight rising gas prices.
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Kenney said he was willing to work with any voters sent to the Oval Office, but some of Biden’s policies confused him.
“The fact that the president vetoed, on his first day in office, a project that would have helped secure American energy, is difficult for us to understand,” Kenney said. “Especially when the same president lifted sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 to Europe, does not enforce sanctions on Iranian oil exports, and pleads with OPEC to produce and ship more.”
Biden has come under fire from US lawmakers for greenlighting Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline while revoking the license for the Keystone XL pipeline, with several Republican House members calling Biden’s actions a “gift” to Russian President Vladimir Putin .
Kenney also encouraged the Biden administration to support the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline, which pumps oil through the Midwest, including through a cross-section of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, which Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, D. , described as an “elapsed time”. bomb.”
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“At this time, we implore the Biden administration to come out of the fence and communicate to the Governor of Michigan that they are jeopardizing America’s economic interests by trying to decommission the Enbridge Line 5 project that is powering a much of the upper Midwest and central Canada,” Kenney said.
The Biden administration has not taken a position on the pipeline, but in November Deputy White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said she expects the United States and Canada “engage constructively” in a discussion on Line 5.