The Biden administration went from a country that was energy independent thanks to oil pipelines and shale oil production to a country that has just had to beg OPEC to produce more oil so that prices can come down, former Interior Secretary of the Department of the Interior Ryan Zinke told Breitbart News on Thursday
Under Trump, gas prices were around $1 per gallon cheaper than they are now, and the U.S. was producing enough oil to meet its needs.
Biden shut down several oil pipelines and has basically declared war on the oil industry, even though the country is still heavily dependent on oil for its functioning.
“We became the largest producer of energy … in the world,” Zinke said. “Now we’re asking our foreign allies — sometimes adversaries — to produce more energy when we have it here.”
Biden is in lockstep with “crazy environmentalists,” Zinke said. “Environmentally, it is better to produce energy in this country under reasonable regulation than watching it get produced overseas with no regulation.”
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