Manchin Sends Urgent Demand To Biden

West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin has been a thorn in the side of President Joe Biden and his administration and now he is fighting against one of the first things the president did.

When Biden got into the White House, he ended the Keystone Pipeline and Sen. Manchin wants him to change his mind, The New York Post reported.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) shrugged at the Biden administration’s release of 50 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve on Tuesday, describing it as a “Band-Aid” on a “self-inflicted wound” and calling on the president to revive the canceled Keystone XL pipeline.

Manchin, the chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, decried what he called the “shortsighted energy policy” of the White House.

“With an energy transition underway across the country, it is critical that Washington does not jeopardize America’s energy security in the near term and leave consumers vulnerable to rising prices,” the senator said.

“Historic inflation taxes and the lack of a comprehensive all-of-the-above energy policy pose a clear and present threat to America’s economic and energy security that can no longer be ignored.

“I continue to call on President Biden to responsibly increase energy production here at home and to reverse course to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be built which would have provided our country with up to 900,000 barrels of oil per day from Canada, one of our closest allies,” he said.

“To be clear, this is about American energy independence and the fact that hard working Americans should not depend on foreign actors, like OPEC+, for our energy security and instead focus on the real challenges facing our country’s future.”

On Tuesday the president insisted that actions he has taken, like cancelling the Keystone pipeline and ending new oil leases did not contribute to the rise in gas prices.

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