On Friday, Andy appeared on The Story with Martha MacCallum to discuss Biden’s energy policy and the latest job numbers. Fox News published the following article about his appearance:
Andy Puzder rips WH narrative on gas spike: 'How does using OPEC instead of US prevent emissions?'
Former Hardees executive also commented on the latest jobs numbers missing Labor Dept's expectations
This article originally appeared on Fox News on October 9, 2021
The Biden administration is executing a misguided and costly energy policy amid widespread inflation, and their explanation for a reduction on American energy production doesn't make sense, even in terms of preventing climate change, according to former CKE Restaurants CEO Andrew Puzder.
During his interview Friday on "The Story", host Martha MacCallum cut to White House press secretary Jen Psaki responding to a reporter's question about Biden's new reliance on OPEC as his administration blocks U.S. energy production.
Psaki said part of the oil issue has to do with the effects of Hurricane Ida on the Gulf Coast, while adding that "short-term supply issues" must be considered along with "the long-term impact of the climate" – further explaining that it is important to now focus moreso on renewable energy production.
In response, Puzder – whose former company is the parent of Carl's Jr and Hardee's -- said the White House's current increased reliance on OPEC is counterintuitive, given the fact oil exploration in the Middle East has environmental impacts just as domestic speculation does.
"How on earth does it help prevent carbon emissions if we use OPEC's and Russia’s oil instead of our oil?" Puzder questioned.
"That doesn’t make any sense whatsoever. If you're using the oil, it’s the same carbon emissions," he said, adding that U.S. production is down 15% since "pre-pandemic."
"If we need more oil now to keep prices down – and we do, inflation is raging, part of that is energy prices – it's all due to Biden’s policies," he said.
Puzder added that the best way to bring down prices is instead to continue the Trump-era encouragement of domestic production on federal lands as well as returning to the Keystone Pipeline project between Alberta, Canada and Port Arthur, Texas, which was canceled by Biden on his first day in office.
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