GOP Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR) pointed out President Joe Biden’s illogical actions in traveling to Saudi Arabia “emitting all kinds of greenhouse gas emissions” to beg them for more oil rather than to look for more sources of American oil.
“We should be focusing on things like the bills that the Ranking Member on the Energy and Commerce Committee, Cathy McMorris Rodgers and I put out, the American Energy Independence from Russia Act, which would require the administration to do an energy plan,” Westerman said.
“Let’s open up pipelines and build more pipelines,” he said. “Let’s start issuing leases onshore and offshore and really empowering those American workers to fix this problem. Because that’s what’s going to fix it. Attacking the oil industry is not going to solve anything.”
“We have the resources and the solutions here. We just have to utilize them,” he said, referring to gas from shale in Pennsylvania and other states, and adding that the U.S. produces oil and gas “cleaner, safer, more efficiently than anybody else in the world.”
At least someone gets it.
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