WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) called on the Biden administration to rescind its policies blocking construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and banning new energy development on federal land. The senator urged the president to unleash American energy production using the abundance of our nation’s resources to help provide relief from skyrocketing fuel prices and increase our energy independence.
“This is a rare crisis where the answer is staring us in the face. We’ve got the resources and technology to produce our own energy and bring prices down – and in an environmentally-sensitive way,” Boozman said.
Since President Biden took office gasoline prices are up nearly 50 percent, electricity prices are up more than 30 percent, and piped gas utility prices are up 25 percent. The average price of unleaded gasoline is now at $4.25 per gallon.