Frankly Embarrassing’: Manchin Unloads on Biden Admin for Restricting Alaskan Oil

From The Daily Caller



Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin torched President Joe Biden and his administration Thursday for their aggressive moves to curtail oil activity in Alaska.

The Department of the Interior (DOI) announced Wednesday that seven remaining leases awarded from a 2021 sale of land in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s (ANWR) Coastal Plain would be invalidated and that the agency would withdraw over 13 million acres of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPRA) from oil and gas leasing activity in order to ensure “maximum protection,” according a DOI press release. Manchin ripped the announced moves, calling the decisions an attempt to circumvent Congress that imperil American energy security in a Thursday press release.

“This is yet another example of this administration caving to the radical left with no regard for clear direction from Congress or American energy security,” Manchin said in the press release. “Let’s be clear — this is another attempt to use executive action to circumvent a law to accomplish what this administration does not have the votes to achieve in Congress.” (RELATED: Joe Biden Says There’s No Place For Fossil Fuels In His Administration After Saying ‘We Desperately Need Coal’ In 2012)

Alternatively, Biden could end his war on fossil fuels

— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 26, 2022

The NRPA is approximately 23 million acres in total, and it is meant to serve as a reserve oil supply in the event of emergency, according to the Bureau of Land Management. There have now been 55 executive orders and actions targeting Alaska specifically since Biden took office in 2021, according to Republican Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

“Canceling valid leases, removing acreage from future sales, and attempting to reduce production in Alaska while taking steps to allow Iran and Venezuela to produce more oil — with fewer environmental regulations — makes no sense and is frankly embarrassing,” Manchin concluded.

Alaska produced the fourth-most oil of any state in the country in 2021 and 2022, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The administration’s moves to clamp down on drilling activity in the state follow a report from the International Energy Administration that oil prices could continue to rise as OPEC+ production cuts take hold, and a separate Reuters report indicating that Americans could see their heating bills spike if the upcoming winter proves to be particularly cold.

The DOI justified its decision to cancel the leases by asserting that the prerequisite environmental reviews were legally inadequate, according to the agency’s press release.

“President Biden is delivering on the most ambitious climate and conservation agenda in history,” Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland said in the agency’s press release. “The steps we are taking today further that commitment, based on the best available science and in recognition of the Indigenous Knowledge of the original stewards of this area, to safeguard our public lands for future generations.”

Neither the White House nor the DOI responded immediately to requests for comment.

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Tom Halla
September 7, 2023 6:12 pm

Did Manchin vote to approve Deb Haaland? An affirmative action choice for Interior Secretary, but also a radical Green.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Tom Halla
September 7, 2023 7:01 pm

Manchin voted to approve the Biden “Inflation Reduction Act”.

Manchin is no better than any of the other radical Democrats in the U.S. Senate. His votes harmed the United States by enabling the radical Democrat agenda.

Manchin should start looking for another job.

How about a Third Party candidacy, Joe Manchin? That’s the ticket. Take votes away from Biden. No conservative will vote for you.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
September 7, 2023 10:05 pm

The agenda of the President who won the popular vote by 7 mill
Won the electoral college by 306 to 232
Eat that

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Duker
September 8, 2023 2:37 am

I’m skeptical of those election results. I think we will hear more about those numbers in the future.

The latest poll shows not only Trump beating Biden, but every other Republican presidential candidate beats Biden, too.

Over 60 percent of Democrats say someone other than Biden should be the Democrat candidate.

My bet is Biden does not run for a second term. He appears to be deteriorating rapidly mentally, and then there’s the criminal investigation of him going on right now which looks like it is going to implicate ole Joe in Bribery, Money Laundering and other crimes against the United States.

So even if he’s not sick enough to resign, I think he will resign when the Republicans have the goods on him hoping this resignation will be sufficient for the Republcians to leave him alone and not continue with the investigation. And the stupid Republicans may do just that. They don’t want to upset the Leftwing Media, don’t you see.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
September 8, 2023 11:22 am

I think we will hear more about those numbers in the future.

Not as long as the Democrats control the bureaucracy and the media.

Reply to  MarkW
September 8, 2023 1:24 pm

Who controls the counties which control the vote counting .
Georgia for instance had many recounts , Trumps people went to court around 50 different occasions
Incl Supreme court .
Lost every time

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Duker
September 8, 2023 3:37 am

winning an election doesn’t prove that the winner makes great decisions- apparently you DO believe this- so your comeback is ignorant- eat that!

Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
September 8, 2023 1:26 pm

The winner gets to decide the agenda, I dont agree with a lot of Bidens stuff.

Its called democracy and its not perfect system

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Duker
September 9, 2023 3:19 am

only dictators “decide the agenda”- in democracy we have a Congress or parliament which has a lot to say about the agenda

Reply to  Duker
September 8, 2023 4:13 am

Appreciate your desire to stir the pot a bit, Duker, but you are off target. Whether or not Joe won by a percent or through other means isn’t relevant. This act was neither contemplated nor balanced as a thoughtful chief executive would have done. It is reckless on international policy, environmental, economic, human rights, and (quite likely) legal means.

It’s not what good leaders do. It’s what angry, bitter, ignorant rulers do.

Reply to  Willy
September 8, 2023 1:26 pm

Thats good points and would agree on much of that

Reply to  Duker
September 8, 2023 5:01 am

Joey Biden is a serial liar. Hunter Biden is a major criminal….working for the Big Guy…aka Robert L. Peters. Joey Biden will not be reelected if he dares to run…..he needs some prison time for his actions.

Reply to  Duker
September 8, 2023 8:49 am

Yer a Bidenista?

What a surprise.

Reply to  Duker
September 8, 2023 9:56 am

Remember to rub it in their noses for the upcoming elections, also when oil prices are out of control.

Reply to  Duker
September 8, 2023 11:21 am

Typical socialist. Might makes right.

It doesn’t matter to you that Biden has broken the law?
It doesn’t matter to you that there are serious questions as to whether Biden actually won the election.

All that matters is that your side won and now you have the power to screw over those who are getting between you and more free stuff.

Rick C
Reply to  MarkW
September 8, 2023 1:08 pm

Zuckerberg spent over $400,000,000 to buy the ~40,000 votes that put Brandon over the top. That’s $10,000/vote. I suspect that’s a record, but Brandon tried hard to buy millions of votes this time around using tax-payer dollars at $10,000 to $20,000/vote through “Student Loan Forgiveness”. Fortunately even some sane Democrats recognized that it was an unconstitutional plan.

Reply to  Rick C
September 8, 2023 1:27 pm

Silly bar chat , but you are welcome to your nonsense

Reply to  Duker
September 8, 2023 1:46 pm

Yeah, and I am sure you are one of the idiots who voted for that 50-year egg sucking drooling unqualified government leftist employee cretin who is rapidly making America a laughingstock of the world.

September 7, 2023 7:40 pm

This sounds a lot like the bureaucrat in Hawaii who withheld water from fire fighters for environmental and social justice reasons. We are led by morons.

Reply to  Bob
September 7, 2023 10:06 pm

A total lie

Reply to  Duker
September 8, 2023 2:01 am

Which is the lie, Duker? Being led by morons or the withholding of water?

Rich Davis
Reply to  Oldseadog
September 8, 2023 3:55 am

The Puker is right, we’re not led by morons, we’re oppressed by tyrants. Where they lead I sure won’t follow.

Reply to  Duker
September 8, 2023 11:24 am

A total truth. You really need to get outside your favorite bubble.

Reply to  Duker
September 8, 2023 4:48 pm

A state agency delayed a water management company’s request to make more water available to fight the devastating wildfires on Maui earlier this month, according to letters obtained by CNN.”

September 7, 2023 8:14 pm

Manchin is looking ever more the fool for the support he has given to Biden, much of it directly contrary to the interests of West Virginians.

But the real fool is Biden. Just as oil reaches $90/barrel, Biden cuts away specifically at American produced oil that Trump had approved. Whether it’s Trump or another Republican running, this is a juicy gift for 2024 from Biden.

Everyone who approves of this bizarre move is already 100% going to vote Dem. But the average Joe who pays for gas is hating the high prices and this move puts Biden’s face right next to those prices.

Reply to  kwinterkorn
September 7, 2023 10:11 pm

Most US oil produced EVAH! under Biden 12.8 mill BPD ( monthly)
Exceeds the peak amount produced under Trump (monthly peak 12.7 mill BPD right after his failed insurrection)

Reply to  Duker
September 7, 2023 10:20 pm

Typo , Feb 2020 , not Feb 2021 for Trumps ‘peak oil’

Rich Davis
Reply to  Duker
September 8, 2023 4:01 am

“Typo”? You’re a bigger doofus than I even imagined. Did you also fat finger an entire sentence? If you didn’t mean 2021 then why did you mention the mostly peaceful protest?

Reply to  Rich Davis
September 8, 2023 11:28 am

To a leftist, any opposition to their rule is illegal.

Reply to  Rich Davis
September 8, 2023 1:29 pm

22 years jail for inciting a peaceful protest?

A whole string of others have faced justice for their clown coup and are serving time as well

How many died

Reply to  Duker
September 8, 2023 1:48 pm

Ashli Babbit died. Killed by a goon capital police officer. Only one.

Mark Luhman
Reply to  Duker
September 9, 2023 5:33 pm

You need a different source of news or read some more. Not knowing only one person died and by a Capital police office shot her for no reason at all.

Rod Evans
Reply to  Duker
September 8, 2023 1:03 am

I guess you missed this piece from Biden promising to end fossil fuels during his campaign for president then.
‘Look into my eyes kiddo’

Reply to  Duker
September 8, 2023 11:27 am

That’s despite Biden, not because of him.
Biden has done everything in his power to limit fossil fuel production, and broken quite a few laws in the process.
You really are stupid, aren’t you.

Reply to  MarkW
September 8, 2023 1:31 pm

Which courts have ruled that he broke the law over oil leases.

Reply to  Duker
September 8, 2023 1:49 pm

Several times but that doesn’t count because they are all leftists.

Meanwhile because of his abuse of Executive order America will be even weaker economically and make Russia, Saudi Arabia and China Stronger.

September 7, 2023 10:28 pm

“Embarrassing” is a good word to describe your performance, Senator. You voted for all the looting of the federal treasury by the anti-American and economically illiterate party you belong to, including the laughably named “Inflation Reduction Act” (which increased and continues to increase inflation). Then we can think about all the radical nominees you’ve supported and insane policies advanced by a party that hates the United States and wants to destroy our history and values. Thankfully, I am confident you will not be representing me (poorly) in the cesspool of D.C. after next year’s election.

Richard Page
Reply to  Independent
September 8, 2023 7:49 am

I’m curious as to exactly what Manchin was expecting? Biden’s doing what Biden has done throughout his term yet Manchin acts as if he was going to do a sudden reversal. Posturing for the media and the voters back home? Getting his 2024 re-election campaign up and running with a message that’ll resonate with the undecided’s in West Virginia?

Reply to  Richard Page
September 8, 2023 8:22 am
Richard Page
Reply to  Drake
September 8, 2023 9:47 am

That was two years ago – can’t see this being motivation for his present actions.

Rod Evans
September 8, 2023 1:05 am

Does anyone know what date the official Democrat foot shooting season started?

David Dibbell
Reply to  Rod Evans
September 8, 2023 3:32 am

I nominate August 28, 2008, when then-candidate Obama gave his “this is the moment” acceptance speech to the mesmerized Democrats.

Bob B.
September 8, 2023 3:18 am

Why is this man still a Democrat?

Reply to  Bob B.
September 8, 2023 5:11 am

Because his “moderate” act is a total fake. He votes with the communist-aligned party he belongs to overwhelmingly, especially when it’s something important to the far left – all the Evil Party’s big spending that caused the lion’s share of inflation, all the crazy judges, all of it. Once in a while he makes noises about how disappointed he is that the ruling junta is doing something he enabled by supporting their control of the agenda and then voting for it. What a fraud.

Reply to  Bob B.
September 8, 2023 5:18 am

His family and friends are probably demrats…West Virginia is the home of Robert KKK Byrd…..Joey Biden’s old pal. Joey Biden is all in on this CO2 causes global warming…he just made a comment linking the hurricane damage that “anyone can see that warming climate is responsible”. Joey is unfit for any office.

George Daddis
Reply to  antigtiff
September 8, 2023 5:56 am

I cannot think of Manchin without remembering the picture of the retirement parade for Sen Byrd, with the KKK leader sitting in the front of the convertible and Biden and Manchin proudly waving from the back seat.

Mr Ed
Reply to  George Daddis
September 8, 2023 12:30 pm

A picture being worth a thousand words..

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Reply to  Bob B.
September 8, 2023 11:30 am

For the money.

George Daddis
September 8, 2023 5:48 am

Joe Biden is delivering the most senseless, useless and economy destroying agenda in history.
We have the facts and data to prove it; unlike the basis for his virtue signaling polices.

Ronald Stein
September 8, 2023 5:52 am

China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin are great War historians. As World War I and II historians, Russia, China, and OPEC know, the country that controls the minerals, crude oil, and natural gas, controls the world!  
In support of their militaries, China and Russia SUPPORT Biden!

September 8, 2023 6:44 am

Manchin got in bed with Biden. A little late to complain you got szrewed.

September 8, 2023 6:56 am

Biden won the election on a promise to unite the country and immediately after started complaining about the half the country that didn’t vote for him.
Imagine any Commander In Chief complaining about the 1/2 the troops that don’t like him, then expecting them to be inspired and follow him on to victory.
Biden was elected to represent Democrats and Republicans and Independents. Instead he has only managed to unite Republicans and Independents.

Reply to  ferdberple
September 8, 2023 11:32 am

Didn’t Obama make a claim at one time that he was only the president of “his” people?

Reply to  ferdberple
September 8, 2023 11:34 am

Biden does a lot more than complain, he (and pretty much everyone else in his administration) routinely insults anyone who doesn’t agree with them.

September 8, 2023 7:03 am

The “Inflation Reduction Act” reduces inflation the same way “The People’s Democratic Republic” is democratic.

Reply to  ferdberple
September 8, 2023 9:34 am

I wish I hadn’t called it that because it has less to do with reducing inflation than it does to do with dealing with providing for alternatives that generate economic growth,” Biden told donors in Park City, Utah, Thursday. “So, we’re now in a situation where if you take a look at what we’re doing in the Inflation Reduction Act, we’re literally reducing the cost of people being able to make their — meet their basic needs.”

Joe Biden seems to agree.

September 8, 2023 8:47 am

Manchin is up for reelection in a very Republican state. He’ll say anything.

moringa man
September 8, 2023 10:02 am

Funny thing about bidden is that he makes zero decisions and is just to keep us laughing as they cut off the energy, food, and small businesses of America. They call it deep state but to me it should be called the end of all states. What’s the old saying ugly actors go into politics. With possible CCBS lockdowns coming etc. we all need to just say no if we have any chance of not losing the whole of the western world to the nwo and marxism. Anyone looked up at the checkerboard sky lately and wondered what is going on. This plan goes way beyond CCBS.

September 8, 2023 10:04 am

Hey, at least they didn’t indict a Republican (then retract it later) to get enough votes in the Senate to push it over the line. Intraparty staged drama is much easier.

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