President Biden has urged the CEOs of the nation’s major energy producers and refiners to take “immediate action” to boost gasoline supplies. In a letter last week, he wrote that his administration “stands ready to use all reasonable and appropriate tools of the federal government and emergency authorities to increase refinery capacity and production in the near term.” Yet Mr. Biden’s own policies have limited energy supplies.
The United States is blessed with an abundance of oil, natural gas, and coal that helped us win World War II and gave our citizens the highest standard of living in the world. But American families are paying historically high prices at the pumps. Mr. Biden can lead the nation out of this self-imposed energy crisis by returning to the policies favored by his predecessors and by many in our party.