Joe Biden is quickly turning into his own worst enemy.
Amid a domestic fuel crisis, reports are now surfacing that it could get worse due to a baffling move being considered.
The administration is now reportedly weighing shutting down Line 5, which transports oil from Canada to Michigan.
It was only a few days ago when our Energy Secretary cackled like a hyena when she was asked about her plans to ramp up oil production in the United States.
Rather than allow our oil producers to help meet the demand, she claimed the United States was a victim of a cartel, with that cartel being OPEC.
Biden had asked OPEC to increase its oil production to meet our demand, and the organization refused, meaning oil prices will climb even higher than they are.
When Secretary Granholm was asked if heating prices would be higher this year, she did not hesitate to say yes.
She responded, “Yeah, this is going to happen. It will be more expensive this year than last year.”
Yet, the administration is now reportedly considering shutting down Line 5, which is part of a pipeline network that delivers 540,000 barrels of oil a day.
Jason Hayes, the director of environmental policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, blasted the administration for even considering such a measure.
Hayes stated, “They’re planning to power an industrial nation like the United States on solar panels and wind turbines.”
He continued that for a nation such as ours, it requires the production of “oil, natural gas, nuclear and even coal.”
As far as the consequences of shutting down Line 5 heading into winter, he stated, “I hope it doesn’t end like this, but where I see it going is unfortunately the same thing that happened in February in Texas: People freezing in their homes.
“Most of the time when it’s extremely cold or there’s a real bad polar vortex situation, typically it’s pretty cloudy and there’s not a lot of wind.”
He continued, “It seems like the only nations that understand that we require reliable, affordable dispatchable energy is China and Russia.
“And they’re the only ones that are producing energy and they’re more than happy to hold that energy hostage for the rest of the world.”
Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH) was also critical of the possibility we could be losing yet another major pipeline going into winter, stating, “As we enter the winter months and temperatures drop across the Midwest, the termination of Line 5 will undoubtedly further exacerbate shortages and price increases in home heating fuels like natural gas and propane at a time when Americans are already facing rapidly rising energy prices, steep home heating costs, global supply shortages, and skyrocketing gas prices.”
Dig in, patriots, because it looks like it will be a long, costly, cold winter for most Americans.
Source: Fox News