Americans Ask Biden To Prepare for Possible Winter Crisis
(RepublicanDaily.org) – The weather is getting colder, winter has already taken a couple of swipes at the US, and Americans — faced with stubbornly high inflation and high fuel prices — are worried about getting through the next few months. Stockpiles of heating oil are low; utility companies in the northeast are looking nervously at remaining supplies of natural gas. Now they want President Biden to help — but is he still too wedded to his green agenda?
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It’s still fall, but oil fuel dealers in Connecticut have already imposed rationing. Industry experts are warning that in the northeast, diesel, heating oil, and natural gas stocks are a fraction of what they usually are at this time of year. Prices are already high, and scarcity will just push them higher. If this winter is much colder than average — and meteorologists are predicting it will be — the cost of heating a home with natural gas could be 51% higher than last year. Massachusetts utility company Eversource — the largest in New England — has asked President Biden to declare an emergency to avoid gas shortages.
The administration isn’t completely ignoring appeals like this. On November 2, the White House announced $4.5 billion in aid for heating costs over the winter. That money will only go to low-income families, though. To help the rest of the country, Biden needs to expand domestic gas production — and back down on his green politics.
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