Lawmakers also condemn the country’s president’s decision to cancel the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the United States.
According to TASS, a group of American lawmakers submitted a resolution to the House of Representatives of the US Congress condemning a number of steps taken by the Washington administration, including its decision not to impose some sanctions on the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline.
“Legislators propose to condemn US President Joe Biden in connection with the fact that he previously imposed a moratorium on the lease of federal lands for the development of oil and gas fields. They emphasize that the American leader, at the same time, called for an increase in the supply of crude oil from the OPEC + countries and refused to impose sanctions prescribed by Congress against the builders of the Russian Nord Stream-2 pipeline”, Congressman Bob Latta said in a document posted on Twitter on Thursday. (Republican from Ohio).
Congressmen condemn Biden’s decision to cancel the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the United States. They also note that in May “Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, acting on behalf of the Biden administration, lifted congressional sanctions” against Nord Stream-2 AG, the operator of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, and its chief executive, Matthias Warnig.
Legislators focus on the fact that “it is in the interests of the United States to independently control its own sources of energy.” The resolution calls on the Biden administration to “rethink the costly energy agenda that threatens US energy security and increases the country’s dependence on foreign energy sources.” Latta was the initiator of consideration of this resolution. He was supported by 20 members of the lower house of the US Congress. They represent most of the states of Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and Ohio.Russian President’s Press Secretary: US supports Ukraine’s NATO membership in order to threaten Russia