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    Sen. Sullivan slams Biden admin’s ‘condescending attitude’ about oil and gas

    By AlaskaWatchman.com

    Sen. Dan Sullivan took to the Senate floor on May 13 to call out the Biden Administration for its “cavalier and condescending attitude” towards oil and gas development.

    In particular, he blasted Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm’s recent comments regarding the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline in the wake of a ransomware attack. The May 7  shutdown has left Seventeen states and the District of Columbia in a declared state of emergency, as the Colonial Pipeline is America’s largest east of the Mississippi River – transporting nearly half of all fuel consumed on the East Coast.

    Click the above photo to watch Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm’s recent comments regarding the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline in the wake of a ransomware attack.

    Granholm suggested that if people would just drive electric cars, they wouldn’t be impacted by the closure.

    “If you drive an electric car, [fuel shortages] would not be affecting you, clearly,” she said. The comment came during a White House briefing with reporters about the shutdown and ensuing gas shortage and ensuing price hikes.

    “Of course, the media just let her go. They didn’t ask her if she knew that, just as meat doesn’t come from a grocery store, energy just doesn’t come from a wall,” Sullivan said of the comment. “It just doesn’t appear like magic when you plug into it – that it comes from many sources, including natural gas, including oil.”

    Sullivan noted that all energy, “including alternative energy requires transmission lines. Lines that are also subject to being attacked like the Colonial Pipeline.”

    He also blasted Granholm’s suggestion that people wouldn’t be affected by the pipeline closure if they just drove electric cars, the average price of which he said was “more than $55,000 dollars.”

    “Maybe that’s a bargain for her, but for the people the Biden administration is putting out of work that is a huge price tag,” Sullivan said.

    He then turned to the Biden Administration’s overall approach to U.S. energy production, saying the Colonial Pipeline should be seen as a “warning for America.”

    On President Biden’s first day in office, he killed the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline which would run from Alberta to Texas. He also signed a 60-day moratorium on new oil and gas leases on federal lands, a move that has locked up future drilling.

    Sullivan suggested that energy disruptions will become common place if we “don’t change the Biden Administrations energy policies for America.”

    “They are restricting the production of oil and gas,” he said. “You have federal agencies that are either killing pipelines or slow rolling pipelines.”

    Interior Secretary Deb Haaland

    Sullivan’s comments come just two months after he joined Sen. Lisa Murkowski in voting with Senate Democrats to confirm radical environmentalist Deb Haaland as the U.S. Interior Secretary, giving her the reigns of the agency responsible for overseeing one-quarter of U.S. oil and gas production. The confirmation vote was 51 to 40 with most other Republicans rejecting her confirmation.

    “The vote to confirm Congresswoman Deb Haaland was one of the most difficult I have made during my time in the U.S. Senate,” Sullivan stated at the time. “As a congresswoman, Haaland took positions publicly — cosponsoring the Green New Deal, prohibiting all gas and oil leasing on federal lands, and displaying hostility toward Alaska Native people and systems just because they are different from the Lower 48 model she is familiar with — that I believe would clearly negatively impact Alaska and America.”

    Despite these concerns, Sullivan voted for her because he thought it “may enhance my ability to successfully advocate for a ceasefire in the Biden administration’s war on the Alaska economy and working families.”

    Whether that vote will pay any dividends remains to be seen.

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    Joel Davidson
    Joel Davidson
    Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.

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    14 Comments

    1. Sullivan said it all when he voted with Murkowski to confirm Haaland. Maybe it’s time we replace both of our us senators?

    2. SULLIVAN IS AS SLIMEY A SWAMP CREATURE BETRAYER OF HIS OATH AS THEY COME,,,, A MARINE VOTING FOR A COMMUNIST IS A RAT BASTARD TRAITOR TO OUR STATE AND NATION… NO APOLOGY ,,,,, WHEN THIS PEOPLE RISE AND DEFEND THEIR CHILDRENS LEGACY AGAINST THESE TRAITORS MAKE SURE ITS ON VIDEO…….. A TREASONOUS MARINE IS AS LOW AS IT GETS.

    3. HE STATES NATIVES WOULD GET SCREWED IF HAALAND WERE NOMINATED,,,,, THEN VOTED FOR HER,,,HE VOTED TO SCREW NATIVES,,,,, HOW CLEAR IS THAT,,, OH BUT BECAUSE HE MARRIED NATIVE ITS OK,,,, YES I HAVE LIVED ON A RESERVATION,,, THIS IS NOT OK.

    4. Sullivan is turning into a typical politician. Let me see which direction the wind is blowing before I decide what I’m going to say

    5. The most eerie horrifying sound is the silence in a state of Veterans who still hear and still see their fellow troops falling in battle knowing their silence will be met one day by their buddies who fell looking at them and saying I died on a foreign land and you lived to come home and get whooped by having no tongue. These godless communist are in our govt they are in our legislature and they come to destroy what we served for… The only question is are we going to let um?

    6. Watching Mike shower tonight as the defense of the PFD is beaten down to capitulation of Dunleavy and all who said the would stand for the PFD as the Formula was written into the Constitution.. The evil of the left has taken down whom we considered the stalwarts… The demons of the godless have gotten their way every time as these so called leaders bow to the ever increasing greed of the left, Makes me sick to see them shrink and say as our rights and freedoms our stolen that “”” ITS JUST POLITICS”””. NO ITS NOT ITS BASTARD THEIVERY AND YOU KNOW IT,,,,

    7. Interesting how he complains after he voted in this garbage. I wonder if he’ll make a Haaland-voter-regrets tweet lol

    8. The bags under Dans eyes tell the tale of a man who has been compromised and an inner war is raging from within…… The election sham and the Communist Chinese Dominion unspeakable weight is pulling him toward the earth.

    9. To all in our Govt that bend and bow to the devil and do not follow our Constitution and keep pissing down our backs saying its rain with your coward replies to our, Where is the rep we elected when you comply with the evil theft by the left and right within our parties and break your word by joining the compromised, I say to you a light is being shined that is so bright that will blind you fools of the deceived and you. shall not escape your deeds and will be revealed to all from the dog catcher on up. The election we all know was stolen and a purge of the Oathbreakers will begin soon… The warning for you to turn and come clean period that demands you defend your Oaths period is almost over . You have been warned.. .Truth is coming to clean the filth that has infested our Govt.

    10. Liberals are so stupid and arrogant. I bet she doesn’t drive an electric car and by the way do these idiots know how much it would cost to install charging stations all across the country.

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