Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) blasted President Joe Biden’s effort to shut down another oil pipeline at a time when Americans are dealing with the highest gas prices in seven years.
The White House wants to shut down the Michigan pipeline to appease Native Americans, but this is no time to be thinking about actions that could make gas prices even higher as OPEC refuses to increase production despite repeated requests from Biden.
“It is clear that President Biden never learned his lesson following his disastrous decision to kill the Keystone XL pipeline, which cost thousands of energy jobs and eliminated a reliable source of oil,” Scalise told Breitbart News in an exclusive statement. “Now after caving to far-left special interests in Glasgow, he wants to kill the Line 5 pipeline in Michigan, even after he green-lit the Nord Stream 2 pipeline for Russia.”
The Michigan pipeline transports 23 million gallons a day into Michigan from Canada.
Michigan Rep. Jack Bergman (R) said, “Shutting down Line 5 would saddle constituents with unaffordable heating costs and propane shortages as we head into the winter months.”
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