Gabbard says 'responsible' US energy independence is possible, as left and right battle over bans

Su “Hannity,” ospite Sean Hannity floated the idea that Democrats should press Biden to retroactively re-approve the Keystone XL pipeline, which he said would send nearly 1 million barrels of Canadian oil into the U.S.

Gabbard replied she would be supportive of any plan that ensures energy security in a way that serves America’s interests, with an emphasis on still being environmentally responsible.

When asked about President Trump’s successful opening of a section of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to speculation – which Biden has since undone and re-shuttered – Gabbard said that whether it is the pipeline or oil speculation, American has the resources to extract energy so long as it is responsibly done.

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An oil pumpjack operates in the drive-thru area of a McDonald's in Bradford, Pennsylvania, REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

An oil pumpjack operates in the drive-thru area of a McDonald’s in Bradford, Pennsylvania, REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (Reuters)

I can say broadly, [Biden] has put restrictions in place that have inhibited our ability to be able to provide the energy that the American people need, especially during this critical time,” lei disse, adding that in some cases, domestic energy speculation has led to aquifer contamination.

Proponents and opponents of natural gas fracking often clash on the matter, as former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo banned fracking in the Empire State’s gas-rich Southern Tier over environmental concerns – which critics said led to negative economic incongruities with Pennsylvania communities just across the border.

tuttavia, Gov. Thomas Wolf of Pennsylvania – where the American oil industry was born with the drilling of the first U.S. well in 1859 – later placed a moratorium on speculative leases in state forests.

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Biden, Harris (Drew Angerer/Getty)

Biden, Harris (Drew Angerer/Getty)

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