Skip to comments.Many environmentalists back Biden’s move to tap oil reserve
Posted on 11/24/2021 8:31:23 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats and climate activists generally supported President Joe Biden’s decision to release a record 50 million barrels of oil from America’s strategic reserve, even as the move appeared to contradict his long-term vision of combating climate change.
Kelly Sheehan, senior director of energy campaigns with the Sierra Club, hailed Biden’s actions as a way to ease Americans’ energy burdens. But she said the current spike in oil prices was a reminder that “the only way to truly achieve energy security is to rapidly transition away from risky fossil fuels like oil and gas and make it easier for more people to access clean energy.″
Lorne Stockman, research director of Oil Change International, an environmental group focused on creating a “fossil-free future,″ said Biden should have acted sooner, if only to counter a barrage of Republican criticism blaming him for high gasoline prices.
Lukas Ross, manager of climate and energy justice at Friends of the Earth, another environmental group, said the spike in gas prices shows that “our continued dependence on a volatile compound that is literally cooking the climate is exactly why we need” Biden’s sweeping social and environmental bill approved as quickly possible.
Biden has said the U.S. needs to transition away from oil dependence, and “now is the moment to keep that promise by urgently speeding the transition to electric cars and a renewable energy grid,″ said Kassie Siegel, director of a climate law institute at the Center for Biological Diversity, another environmental group.
“Price volatility will always be part of Big Oil’s playbook,″ she added. “Let’s break their stranglehold on our economy once and for all.”
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It’s SOUR crude which is higher in sulfur, generating more harmful emissions. Environmentalists are idiots.
He’s selling it all to China and India. None of it goes to us. Hard to believe but true. They are going to bring this country down come hell or high water.
Cause they’re the nut-bar zealots who have caused this problem.
Many “environmentalists” are Watermelons (Green on the outside; Red on the inside).
What if it’s not a spike but a plateau, followed by another spike that turns into a plateau?
Sound like releasing strategic reserves is a poor strategy.
Great get rid of oil, coal, and natural gas. Then you cannot make electric and windmills. Environmental fools. Might as well cancel the electric car order. Everybody still own bikes?
Look no further than energy policy to know this administration is domestic enemy #1.
He should tap the green energy reserves instead
I assume you’re referring to the wind and solar energy reserves…lol.
Well of course they do. Thanks Oldeconomybuyer.
Stupid actions by stupid people.
The environmentalists are backing his opening up the reserves to try to hide the fact that he erred when he first killed the Keystone pipeline, then stopped internal drilling and other methods of extracting oil because it would make them look bad.
When the reserves are low or depleted we can expect our enemies to attack.
Good move, America.
Sour crudes are hydrotreated and otherwise desulfurized before refining.
Costs more but, no sweat.
Fossil fuels are still the future!!
>> None of it goes to us. Hard to believe but true.<<
Everything this administration does is hard to believe, especially the way the American people take it all lying down.
Because they are confident he won’t allow the oil to be replenished.
No oil, no coal, no gas, but we now have environmental Justus. Everyone is equally ticked off. The woman making the statement that we can’t depend on fossil fuels does not seem to recognize that was something new. we could depend on them four years ago, for some reason.
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