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350. Breaking Down the Biden Energy Narrative

June 17, 2022

ITT crew talks about all the excuses that are being spun to shield the Biden Administration and his energy policies from the rising prices for gas and energy.

The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, and Linnea Lueken are joined by Isaac Orr from the Center of the American Experiment and Jason Hayes from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy for episode 350 of the In The Tank Podcast. On this episode, the ITT crew talks about all the excuses that are being spun to shield the Biden Administration and his energy policies from the rising prices for gas and energy. The ITT crew sets out to separate the facts from the fiction.

 

OPENING CHIT CHAT

WSJ - Climate-Change Censorship: Phase Two
https://www.wsj.com/articles/climate-censorship-phase-two-gina-mccarthy-social-media-biden-white-house-11655156191?st=0inyrmh1n3e5bb2&reflink=desktopwebshare_twitter

 

GAS PRICE RISE NARRATIVE

Fox Business - Record high gas prices: West Virginia, Montana, Colorado see biggest weekly jumps
https://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/record-high-gas-prices-west-virginia-montana-colorado-see-biggest-weekly-jumps

Washington Post - Fossil fuel leasing program undercuts Biden's climate goals, report says
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/15/fossil-fuel-leasing-program-undercuts-biden-climate-goals-report-says/

AP News - Biden tells oil refiners: Produce more gas, fewer profits
https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-biden-covid-health-f73c882b0664a5d5dd62635a9a65364c

ExxonMobil – Response to Biden
https://corporate.exxonmobil.com/News/Newsroom/News-releases/2022/0615_ExxonMobil-statement-regarding-President-Biden-Letter-to-Oil-Industry

IER - Another U.S. Refinery Slated to Close
https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/another-u-s-refinery-slated-to-close/

 

ENERGY SHORTAGES

WSJ - Why Electricity Blackouts Are Coming to Michigan
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-electricity-blackouts-are-coming-to-michigan-nuclear-power-plant-green-energy-renewable-climate-11653685521?mod=article_inline

Washington Post – A summer of blackouts
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2022/06/02/blackout-states-summer-heat/

WSJ - ‘That Could Never Happen in America,’ I Once Thought
https://www.wsj.com/articles/blackout-rolling-electricity-power-venezuela-america-11654185555 

Reuters - U.S. Midwest may have summer power shortages for years
https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/us-midwest-may-have-summer-power-shortages-years-2022-06-10/#:~:text=On%20Friday%2C%20MISO%20released%20a,responses%20over%20the%20next%20year.&text=One%20gigawatt%20can%20power%20about,on%20a%20hot%20summer%20day

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Donald Kendal is a graphic designer for The Heartland Institute, a research fellow for Heartland's Socialism Research Center, and the host of Heartland's In the Tank Podcast and Stopping Socialism TV.
dkendal@heartland.org @InTheTankPod
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Linnea Lueken is a Research Fellow with the Arthur B. Robinson Center on Climate and Environmental Policy.
llueken@heartland.org
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Isaac Orr is a policy fellow at the Center of the American Experiment on mining and energy issues and a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute.
isaac.orr@americanexperiment.org @thefrackingguy
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Jason Hayes is the director of Environmental Policy for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.
hayes@mackinac.org @jasonthayes