President Biden’s State of the Union address touched on a number of important topics including the U.S. economy and national security. However, the president failed to acknowledge some of his administration’s largest missteps – including their failed U.S. energy policy.
Below is a statement that can be attributed to me, Craig Stevens, spokesman for the GAIN Coalition and former senior advisor to U.S. Energy Secretary Sam Bodman:
“President Biden’s State of the Union address completely missed the mark on U.S. energy – an unsurprising fact considering this administration’s failed track record on energy policy.
Energy impacts Americans’ lives every day and record high gas prices in 2022 were a top issue for many Americans. Yet, President Biden’s State of the Union address failed to acknowledge how his administration’s policies sabotaging U.S. energy production and transportation have driven the energy crisis.
Energy security is at the very core of Russia’s war on Ukraine. Yet, President Biden did not discuss in his remarks how Europe’s lack of energy independence impacted the conflict, nor did he acknowledge what lessons America can learn from Europe’s heavy dependence on foreign fuel.
President Biden’s State of the Union underscores the administration’s inability to prioritize U.S. energy. After a year of record-high gas prices and global energy volatility, it’s past time that President Biden rethinks his energy policy and stops undermining domestic energy production and infrastructure.”