Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy (R) slammed President Joe Biden for his “illogical and irrational” decision to cancel oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Governor Dunleavy told Fox News that, “It’s illogical. It’s irrational. It doesn’t make any sense. The whole idea that you’re going to stop climate change by shutting down leases in the Arctic in Alaska. It’s just going to push this opportunity overseas. And that’s what this — I’m being serious, Neil. That’s what this administration seems to be all about is canceling opportunity, canceling oil leases in the Arctic, canceling offshore oil leases.”
Biden’s decision comes as little surprise as he is beholden to the interests of radical environmentalists. The environmentalists who have the ear of the White House are determined to crush fossil fuels.
Despite what we know about the Biden administration, this decision comes at a puzzling time. Energy prices are spiking heavily, and Americans won’t look kindly at actions that add to the price of energy.
Governor Dunleavy continued saying, “I mean, oil is, what, $70 a barrel now. And it’s going to push these opportunities overseas, and it’s going to push them into places that don’t have the environmental protections that the United States has and Alaska has.”
Gas prices are skyrocketing, and the price of energy could threaten the entire economy. Biden’s decision to cancel these oil and gas leases could end up being a huge mistake that cost Democrats power in the midterms.