Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WVa.), a centrist, has requested President Biden to resurrect the Keystone XL project as gas prices climb throughout the nation.
Biden Administration Seeks Ways To Control the Rising Gas Price
Manchin announced a statement towards the issue of the rising gas price quoting “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.”
Moreover, he added his statement referring to the Group of major oil- producing saying to be clear, this is about American energy independence and the reality that hardworking Americans should not rely on foreign entities for their energy security, such as OPEC+, and should instead concentrate on the genuine difficulties that the nation faces in the future.
On the other hand, Biden admiration abruptly established an action on Tuesday right after Minchin’s statements. The White House announced as the Biden administration pursue an action to address the control of rising costs at the pump. The 50 million barrels of oil from the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve to restrain the rising gas prices.
In addition, it will eventually be returned to the strategic reserve over the years once the fuel prices come down for ensuring to reserve the remaining stocked, officials said.
Keystone XL pipeline controversy
Manchin teams up with the Republicans that urge Biden to rethink the cancelation of the pipeline across the country. Manchin said “continue to be the safest mode to transport our oil and natural gas resources, and they support thousands of high-paying, American union jobs.″
Manchin also cited the issue of inflation last week, saying his speculation that the Democrats’ Build Back Better Act that recently passed by the House and will be taken up by the Senate’s table would not help lower the gas prices in the country.
Back in 2015, the U.S. State Department, under the Presidency of Barack Obama, declined to grant the Keystone XL project permit to construct, maintain, and operate the pipeline across the U.S. and Canada border which later on a permit that President Trump granted and President Biden once again revoked it.
Furthermore, Biden has expressed his opinions and ended the American dependence on fossil fuel, saying “This is the decade that will determine the answer. This decade,” he stated during the international climate summit earlier this November, the Gazette noted. “The science is clear: We only have a brief window left before us to raise our ambitions and to meet the task that’s rapidly narrowing.” .