Just at the time when OPEC is cutting back on oil production … a move that is expected to cause gas and oil prices in The United States to skyrocket through the roof again …it is being reported that the Biden administration is looking at an almost total block on new offshore drilling leases which in the opinion of experts would be a serious hazard to American energy security.
This apparently comes about as many environmentalists increase their pressure on the Department of the Interior to transition away from fossil fuels and to go on a totally “Green” energy rampage.
So it appears that it is not only OPEC, Saudi Arabia, Russia and the United Arab Republics that are hostile to America’s best interests in the energy sector, but the very American administration themselves.
Who can figure?
Now while I am hearing all this blather, I am also hearing others talking about the need to bolster America’s abilities to continue to provide more oil and natural gas supplies to the world market.
Why in the Hell would there be people worried about America’s ability to provide oil and natural gas to the world market when the American energy consumer, already strapped by killer inflation, is struggling to keep up with rising gasoline and other energy prices here at home?
I thought the government was supposed to be protecting us.