President Joe Biden, joined by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks to the press and departs the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, en route to the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden Looks to Block Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic and Pacific

President Joe Biden and his administration are seeking to block new offshore drilling in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The administration would however allow for limited new leasing in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico.

The oil industry sought greater expansion as the oil crisis continues to rock American consumers but the Biden administration has other plans.

Biden in recent days has threatened privately owned gas stations on twitter and said that oil prices will remain high for as long as it takes to beat Putin.

The president has tried to tie inflation and oil prices to Russian President Vladimir Putin, but the decision to block oil and gas leases in the Atlantic and Pacific run afoul of this narrative.

In recent days even Democrats have called Biden on his fibs.

Former Democrat California Gubernatorial candidate Michael Shellenberger exposed Biden’s lies about his domestic energy policy.

Shellenberger pointed out that while the administration says one thing, its policies say another and make oil companies hesitant to expand production capacity.

The administrations decision to try and block drilling off the nations coast prove Shellenberger’s point.

The pain at the pump looks like it is here to stay.

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