How the gas industry capitalized on the Ukraine war to change Biden policy

23/09/2022 1:10:00 AM

How the gas industry capitalized on the Ukraine war to change Biden policy

How the gas industry capitalized on the Ukraine war to change Biden policy

Biden promised to tackle climate crisis but administration’s rhetoric ‘changed substantially’ after onset of Ukraine war and it adopted industry’s demands

Thu 22 Sep 2022 07.Wed 21 Sep 2022 02.Share New York | US President Biden has condemned Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and accused President Vladimir Putin of making “irresponsible” threats to use nuclear weapons, while urging nations to strengthen their commitment to nuclear non-proliferation.Advertisement New York : US President Joe Biden has delivered a stinging rebuke of Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine, telling global leaders that Vladimir Putin’s actions – including his latest threat to unleash nuclear weapons – should make the world’s “blood run cold”.

00 BST Last modified on Thu 22 Sep 2022 16.08 BST T he Russian tanks and armored vehicles had barely begun to roll into Ukraine before the fossil fuel industry in the US had swung into action.05 BST Joe Biden will use his speech at the United Nations on Wednesday to rally the world to stand firm in the face of Russian plans to hold referendums in occupied parts of Ukraine and possibly introduce widespread conscription, which the US described as signs of desperation unlikely to halt Ukrainian military gains.A letter was swiftly dispatched to the White House, urging an immediate escalation in gas production and exports to Europe ahead of an anticipated energy crunch.AP “A permanent member of the UN Security Council invaded its neighbour, attempted to erase a sovereign state from the map.The letter , dated 25 February, just one day after Vladimir Putin’s forces launched their assault on Ukraine, noted the “dangerous juncture” of the moment before segueing into a list of demands: more drilling on US public lands; the swift approval of proposed gas export terminals; and pressure on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, an independent agency, to greenlight pending gas pipelines.Read more Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, said: “He [Biden] will underscore the importance of strengthening the United Nations and reaffirm core tenets of its charter at a time when a permanent member of the security council has struck at the very heart of the charter by challenging the principle of territorial integrity and sovereignty.By the winter of 2022, there should be “virtual transatlantic gas pipelines” flowing from the US to Europe, the authors envisioned.Biden also used his UN address to clarify his position on Beijing after explicitly saying over the weekend he would be prepared to send in US troops to defend Taiwan if China makes an unprecedented attack.

Six months on from the letter, Russia’s invasion has stalled and in places retreated , but the US gas industry has achieved almost all of its initial objectives.On the contrary, it’s a sign of weakness.Mr Biden said no-one had threatened Russia, despite its claims to the contrary, and that only Russia had sought conflict, while warning against any use of nuclear weapons.Within weeks, Joe Biden’s administration adopted the gas industry’s major demands as policy.They paved the way for new pipelines and export facilities, established a new taskforce to boost gas exports to Europe and approved $300m in funding to help build out gas infrastructure on the continent.” Biden’s speech on Wednesday morning will be followed a few hours later by a video address delivered by the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, an address that Russia tried to stop but which was overwhelming supported by the general assembly membership.“I can’t even begin to tell you how much the momentum has changed for companies in the United States that have wanted to bring their projects forward and just haven’t been able to get long-term contracts,” a jubilant Fred Hutchison, president of LNG Allies, the industry group that sent the letter, just three weeks after both the military and lobbying pushes started.Russia is making irresponsible nuclear threats to use nuclear weapons.The rhetoric of the Biden administration, which styled itself as deeply committed to tackling the climate crisis , had “changed substantially” within just a week, Hutchison noted.They will make their speeches as reports of , and after the Russian state Duma passed new amendments to the legal code that directly refer to “mobilisation” and “martial law”, and introduce criminal liability for desertion or wilful surrender during that period.We do not seek a Cold War.

Biden’s creation of the gas export taskforce was a “direct response to the proposal put forward by LNG Allies”, the group boasted in March.But the embrace of liquified natural gas – or LNG, gas that has been cooled to -260F (-160C), turning it into a liquid that can be shipped overseas – as an act of defiance to Putin has dismayed climate activists who warn it will lock in decades of planet-heating emissions and push the world closer to climate catastrophe.Sullivan said that the US would never accept the claimed results of such “sham referenda”.“Claims of defending Russia’s territorial integrity are untrue.“The fact that just weeks after those demands were laid out, President Biden was turning industry wishes into policy is a damning indictment of a president who had promised to tackle the climate crisis,” said Zorka Milin, senior adviser at Global Witness, which shared a new report on the escalation in gas infrastructure with the Guardian.Milin said the US gas industry was “licking its lips” at the onset of the Ukraine war.However, he did not think it would turn the military tide, which has shifted in Kyiv’s favour in recent days.“There is no doubt that Biden’s apparent capitulation to the gas industry has opened the door for these companies to continue to profit off the backs of those suffering in Ukraine, those living close to new gas infrastructure in the US and the millions affected by climate change globally,” she added.“China is conducting an unprecedented concerning nuclear buildup without any transparency,” Mr Biden said.He also voiced his support for as a precursor to the annexation of occupied areas of Ukraine.

LNG Allies, which is the operating name of the US LNG Association but does not publicly.In his address to the general assembly, French president Emmanuel Macron, described the Russian attempt to occupy Ukraine as “a return to the age of imperialism”.

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there should be “virtual transatlantic gas pipelines” flowing from the US to Europe Parasitic opportunist to make extra $-bils when Germany has no LNG import facility soon the US would be fracked out and the land would be a wasteland Just endless greed

Biden to rally world leaders against Russian attempts to annex Ukraine regionsAntony Blinken calls referendums plan a ‘sham’ and Moscow’s possible mobilisation of extra forces ‘a sign of Russian failure’ ahead of Biden speech He can't rally his own bowel movements poor darling... World leaders from international community. Referendum by occupation forces with 3 days notice.

Biden accuses Putin of making ‘irresponsible’ nuclear threatsAt the UN General Assembly, the US President slammed Russia’s threats of using nuclear weapons and warned of China’s nuclear buildup without transparency.

Putin’s aggression should make your blood run cold: Biden to UNUS President Joe Biden has delivered a stinging rebuke of Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine, telling global leaders that Vladimir Putin’s actions should make the world’s “blood run cold” | FarrahTomazin FarrahTomazin NATO's aggression and broken promises... Pull the other one Joe this is what you, hrc and the rest of the DC establishment wanted and have been cultivating Ukraine and it's nazis for since before maidan 2014. FarrahTomazin

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Joe Biden calls Russian war an affront to UN charterThe US President plans to make the case to world leaders at the UN General Assembly that Russia&x27;s "naked aggression" in Ukraine is an affront to the heart of what the international body stands for. 這兩天韓國的國安在我的屋裡釋放的化學氣體!致使我的身體感到痛疼、無力、喉嚨裡像有火、氣管裡面相似有東西、呼吸困難、頭發脹、手顫抖⋯⋯ 這就是韓國的人權! I'll predict in a quite different way than Liz Truss' nuclear war threat......

Putin announces mobilisation as Biden decries ‘naked aggression’Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced a partial mobilisation in Russia as the war in Ukraine reaches nearly seven months and Moscow loses ground on the battlefield Time for another coup. Time for the people to rise up and take control of the Duma. Октябрьская революция часть вторая I wonder just how many US & UK, etc passports are playing soldiers with Wagner, then?