As gas prices surge and winter looms, the Biden administration are considering shutting the Michigan pipeline. The Line 5 pipe is part of a network that pumps 540,000 barrels per day. The petroleum is taken to Escanaba, Michigan.
“They’re planning to power an industrial nation like the United States on solar panels and wind turbines,” Jason Hayes, the director of environmental policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy said, while noting that even the solar panels and wind turbines require “oil, natural gas, nuclear and even coal” to be produced.
“I hope it doesn’t end like this, but where I see it going is unfortunately the same thing that happened in February in Texas: People freezing in their homes,” he said, adding, “Most of the time when it’s extremely cold or there’s a real bad polar vortex situation, typically it’s pretty cloudy and there’s not a lot of wind.”
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