For weeks, we have been waiting to see what Joe Biden would do regarding the Willow Project.
This is a significant drilling project in Alaska that the Department of Interior had already downsized from five sites to three.
On Monday, Biden stunned everyone by giving it the thumbs up, much to the delight of the right and the chagrin of the left.
The project is much needed for production here in the United States.
There are 1,800 construction jobs, 300 full-time jobs, and 180,000 barrels per day at stake.
That does not include the billions it will produce in income for the government.
I have yet to see a single Alaskan politician complain about the deal, but that did not stop the climate change outrage from the left.
Sierra Club executive director Ben Jealous stated this project has “made it almost impossible to achieve the climate goals they set for public lands.”
“While we celebrate the administration’s unparalleled protections for Alaskan landscapes and waters, the decision to approve the Willow Project may very well wipe out many of these climate and ecological benefits.
“And by approving one of the largest oil and gas extraction projects on federal public lands, one must ask the question what the Biden administration has in store for the Arctic Refuge.”
Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) added, “Producing much-needed American energy in Alaska with the world’s highest environmental standards and lowest emissions enhances the global environment.”
Senator Murkowski (R-AK) also took a victory lap, adding, “This project will produce lasting economic and security benefits for our state and the nation.”
And rest assured, that is just the start of the outrage.
Source: New York Post