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Right now America is importing hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil from Russia, a nation we are theoretically at war with, or at least have to fight abroad.
Last year we also imported huge amounts of Russian oil, spend millions a day to buying something that we could produce but don’t because … Biden thinks the angry sun monster would get angry if oil got pumped here instead of Russia, or something.
Now, while many Democrats are supporting this bizarre, green agenda, one Democrat is standing up to the Biden regime and urging America to produce enough fuel so it doesn’t go the way of Germany, which is now trying to pay a lot more for energy, since it cannot import fuel from Russia and has closed many of its nuclear power plants.
It turns outgreen energy just isn’t as good as its proponents claim, and real sources of energy will be needed for the foreseeable future.
Well, while the Germans might have to learn this the hard way, Manchin doesn’t want us to have to either.
So he appeared on Fox Business Network on Wednesday to say the following:
“[W]We have to be energy self-sufficient[ce]. You cannot be the superpower of the world if you depend on other nations to produce your energy.
And I’m just in a different place than my caucus or my colleagues or the president and they have a hard time realizing that you have to use everything you have. You have to use your gas, you have to use your coal, you have to use your oil, and you have to develop wind and solar, hydro and geothermal and hydrogen.
All these things I’m for But I’m not going to leave us in a void, Larry, I’m just not going down that road and end up like Germany trying to get something – get rid of something you think you don’t like because you think something else it will replace. And then when you get to that period, it doesn’t replace it, so you’re in a bloody mess.”
Later in the segment, Manchin added to his analysis of the situation, saying: “[I]If you want to do something with an overall energy policy that won’t let us down, then do something that basically uses all of the above and with the new technology, but basically doesn’t leave your fossils out of the mix. Because that’s the horsepower you need to run the world’s superpower.”
Manchin is right. The US must take its energy policy seriously; it can’t keep messing around with at best inefficient and at worst useless “green” technology while ignoring real fuel production. Sun and wind may seem nice, but the reality is that we need these sources of energy that are reliable and cheap, which sounds uncomfortable to utopian leftists.
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