Stolen from elsewhere on Reddit:
The position in Biden’s executive order clearly states that the pipeline, and any other aid to domestic oil production, creates an obstacle to ‘clean’ energy by making fuel more affordable for Americans. The democrats want gas prices high. To them, gas prices are just a sin tax. They think they can price Americans out of the habit of using cars just like they did with cigarettes.
Here is Biden’s executive order:
It is, therefore, the policy of my Administration to listen to the science…
The United States must prioritize the development of a clean energy economy, which will in turn create good jobs. The analysis further concluded that approval of the proposed pipeline would undermine U.S. climate leadership by undercutting the credibility and influence of the United States in urging other countries to take ambitious climate action.
The Keystone XL pipeline disserves the U.S. national interest. The United States and the world face a climate crisis. That crisis must be met with action on a scale and at a speed commensurate with the need to avoid setting the world on a dangerous, potentially catastrophic, climate trajectory. At home, we will combat the crisis with an ambitious plan to build back better, designed to both reduce harmful emissions and create good clean-energy jobs.
Leaving the Keystone XL pipeline permit in place would not be consistent with my Administration’s economic and climate imperatives.
When people scoff at that “I did that” stickers, saying that gas prices aren’t within his control… point them to that executive order- he clearly states he can control the trajectory of the gas industry with executive orders.