On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Federalist Senior Editor Chris Bedford joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss the Colonial Pipeline hack, gas shortages, the infrastructure debate, and how President Joe Biden’s approach is looking eerily similar to former President Jimmy Carter’s.
“There’s that maxim, obviously, or truism: We do not negotiate with terrorists,” Jashinsky said. “What’s concerning to me about this particular situation is that is it precedent-setting … this is the first example of something that’s going to happen more and more, and to some extent, it’ll be a feature of politics in the tech age.”
While Biden is not completely to blame for this “fecklessness,” Bedford said the president has and will play a large role in disrupting the oil and gas industry.
“Joe Biden shut down the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, shut down the drilling again, tried to close down anything that’s on federal land, no more leases, stop you from doing this and this and that basically get us back away from energy dependence,” Bedford said. “These policies are leading to systemic supply problems with energy, not simply this one-off that has a massive effect because 45 percent of energy on the East Coast comes through one pipeline. It’s going to get worse before it gets better.”