Crenshaw: ‘Stop Pushing Idiotic Policies’ on Oil

Crenshaw: ‘Stop Pushing Idiotic Policies’ on Oil

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
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March 11, 2022

In a series of tweets, Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw (D) is questioning the Biden Administration’s pursuit of an alternative oil source in Venezuela. The news comes after reports have indicated that President Joe Biden (D) is seeking to ease economic sanctions against Venezuela in an effort to create less dependency on Russian oil. Crenshaw argues that energy independence is feasible, and it requires lawmakers to “stop pushing idiotic policies.”

The president’s move for the United States to become less independent from Russian oil has generated bipartisan disapproval, and many GOP lawmakers have instead argued that the country’s focus should be on energy independence.

To speak on the subject, Rep. Crenshaw took to social media, providing a series of tweets that discuss Biden and oil companies.

“Remember: Biden’s presidency began with shutting down an American pipeline (before he green-lit a Russian pipeline). Then he banned new oil and gas leases on federal lands,” write the Texas Republican, adding that the president “pressured banks to divest in oil and gas projects.”

Crenshaw then questions, “now he wants to blame the oil companies?”

The Texas lawmaker expressed that the White House has provided “a really poor attempt at a political spin” in saying that “there  are 9k unused drilling permits that are approved. Evil oil companies are refusing to drill with these permits because  they  want to profits from this crisis.”

In contrast, he explained that the process is much more complicated than just ‘unused drilling permits,” adding that it includes “leases, permits, rights of way, and other regulatory bureaucracy.”

The comments came after President Biden took a trip to the Lone Star state, but Crenshaw called it a disappointing appearance, arguing that Biden did not “meet with energy producers to find out  what’s needed to increase production, reduce prices, and reduce dependence on foreign oil.” However, Crenshaw did point out that the Biden Administration has made time to “meet with Venezuela and Iran.”

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.
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