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Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm confirmed that pipelines are the best way to transport fuel, according to The Western Journal.
“We have doubled down on ensuring that there’s an ability to truck oil in, gas in, but it’s — the pipe is the best way to go,” Granholm stated.
“And so that’s why hopefully this company, Colonial, will in fact be able to restore operations by the end of the week as they have said.”
After Biden canceled the Keystone XL pipeline, Energy Secretary Granholm says “pipe is the best way” to transport fuel pic.twitter.com/fIRaIPN8YQ
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The Biden administration canceled the Keystone Pipeline XL in its first days taking the Oval Office essentially costing thousands of jobs.
From The Western Journal:
Residents of the Southeastern U.S. have had a hard time obtaining fuel in the days since a criminal organization known as DarkSide allegedly targeted the crucial pipeline last week, causing it to be shut down.
On Tuesday, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm was on the case during a White House media briefing.
But first, a bit of background on Biden’s energy secretary: Perhaps no Cabinet official chosen by the White House is more comically absurd than Granholm, the former governor of Michigan. This is a woman who, just a couple of months ago, bragged that her electric car runs on “sunshine.”
Never mind the fact that batteries are charged directly or indirectly through the burning of fossil fuels. Speaking of fossil fuels, people in the southeast need them, and due to a supply chain disruption, there aren’t enough of the refined ones getting to those who need them.
Is there a solution? According to Granholm, it’s to simply wait for Colonial to get its operations back online — which will hopefully happen by the end of this week. Granholm said people need to be patient with the pipeline while tankers fill in the supply gaps.
Granholm, when discussing the Colonial pipeline with reporters, then said something which calls into question everything this radical and inept administration has said about pipelines since before Jan. 20.
Despite the Biden administration using its first day in office to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline — costing thousands of jobs — Granholm appeared to make a stunning admission: Pipelines aren’t so bad.
In fact, they’re the “best,” according to her.