An Energy Crisis Here at Home
American energy costs are soaring. Gas prices are at a 7-year high and are up 80% since April 2020 alone!
And it’s only going to get worse this winter.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration has forecasted some rough times ahead for Americans who are expected to be paying:
- 54% more for propane
- 43% more for heating oil
- 30% more for natural gas
- 6% more for electric heat this coming winter.
President Biden is Shutting Down American Energy
Since he was sworn in in January, President Biden undermined American energy and jobs by:
- Canceling the Keystone XL pipeline
- Letting Russia move ahead with its Nord Stream 2 pipeline
- Issuing a moratorium on new drilling on public lands
- Begging OPEC+ to increase its oil output
Plus, the Democrats’ radical tax and spending spree has a tax on natural gas use, which will negatively impact the entire economy, including raising household energy bills and the cost of thousands of items that are grown and manufactured in the United States.
- It would raise the cost of nearly everything. More than 6,000 everyday and high-tech products are made and manufactured with natural gas.
- It would harm American agriculture and its related industries, making food more expensive for those that can least afford it.
- The American Gas Association says it could increase energy bills as much as 34%, which would cost the average American family up to $242 per year.
Now, with his looming energy winter crisis, President Biden has jetted off to Glasgow to promote his radical climate agenda?
WATCH: Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers explain why he is completely out-of-touch:
“Clearly, the Democrats are out of touch when it comes to the energy crisis facing America.” – @cathymcmorris
President Biden’s radical energy agenda is hurting families and empowering China. WATCH: pic.twitter.com/yWY8XXDMVk
— Energy & Commerce GOP (@HouseCommerce) October 20, 2021
“Clearly, the Democrats are out of touch when it comes to the energy crisis facing America and America’s leadership. Here [the Biden administration is] jetting off to Glasgow at the very time that they have an energy crisis that they’re ignoring on the home front. We have seen natural gas prices increase. [It’s a] seven year high.
“We shouldn’t be following Europe’s lead when they have been imposing these pie-in-the-sky mandates, more government control, the rush to unreliable energy. What we’re seeing as they’ve embraced the Green New Deal is that Europe is facing an energy crisis. They’ve seen a 600% increase [in their gas] prices just this year and energy prices are expected to go up more than 300% as they’re facing winter.”
Europe Cannot Be America’s Future
The agenda President Biden jetted off to Glasgow to sell isn’t working in Europe, where they’ve embraced the Green New Deal and now face very serious reliability and affordability problems.
Addressing America’s rising energy prices—not seeking applause in Glasgow—should be President Biden’s focus. He should be home ensuring people can keep their lights on, heat their homes this winter, and afford to fill up their gas tanks.
CLICK HERE to read how A Natural Gas Tax is a Tax to Heat your Home.
CLICK HERE to read about President Biden’s Pain at the Pump.
CLICK HERE to read Energy and Commerce Committee’s Letter to Secretary Granholm.