Privileges – A group of GOP senators led by Sen. Thom Tillis, RN.C., sent a letter to President Biden on Friday expressing opposition to his energy policy.
The letter said that within the first 100 days of Biden’s work, he had halted construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and lifted sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream 2.
The senator also addressed a gasoline shortage that Americans both up and down the East Coast faced a major cyberattack on colonial pipelines earlier this month. Compared to the shortages resulting from the Arab oil embargo in the early 1970s, they also cite a 41 percent rise in gasoline prices since Biden took office.
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“If left uncorrected One of these acts of secession harms American families. hinder our economic recovery. and deteriorating national security,” the senator wrote. “When brought together These represent a fundamental threat to America̵7;s long-term economic and national security.”
The senators are calling for the president. “Take immediate action to bring America back on the path of energy independence and economic prosperity.”
“If we are to overcome the economic consequences of the pandemic It is imperative that necessities such as fuel use the family budget as little as possible. so that Americans can return to work. summer vacation planning and continue the historic economic progress that was before the epidemic,” the letter said.
The senator also noted high energy costs. “Disproportionately affects low-income and fixed-income households.”
Republican Sens. Tillis, John Barrasso or Wyoming, John Thune of South Dakota, John Cornyn of Texas, Bill Hagerty of Tennessee, Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, Roger Marshall of Kansas, Steve Daines of Montana, Rick Scott of Florida, Cindy Hyde- Smith of Mississippi, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, John Hoeven of North Dakota and Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee signed the letters.
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The president’s decision to revoke permits for the Keystone XL pipeline and at least temporarily suspend drilling on federal land and waters within the first few hours of his formal tenure.
The president also returned to the United States. again in the 2016 Paris climate agreement and pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from 2005 levels by at least 50% by 2030, all with the goal of keeping the US economy Achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050.
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State Attorney Austin Knudsen said the Keystone XL Pipeline would create a “windfall” for eastern Montana earlier this month.
The state lost not only $127 million in annual wages, but also $60 million in annual tax revenue to fund the sheriff’s office, fire departments, schools and roads, not including the economic damage caused by the ban. Drilling on federal land and waters
Knudsen and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in March led a group of 21 attorneys to sue the Biden administration.
FOX Business’ Jonathan Garber contributed to this report.