AOC Says ‘Pipelines Are Bad,’ Then Confuses Natural Gas for Oil - WATCH
'We actually already produce enough to power our own country'
Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got confused with the difference between oil and natural gas while explaining to her followers why "pipelines are bad."
The far-left congresswoman falsely claimed the Keystone XL and Line 3 pipelines were proposed to increase U.S. natural gas exports.
But the two pipelines would transport crude oil, not natural gas, into the United States from Canada, according to their operators.
In a video, which has reached over 180,000 views, AOC:
“When you look at Keystone XL, and when you look at a lot of these other pipelines, people say, ‘Oh, this is for energy, you know, independence in the United States.'”
“We actually already produce enough to power our own country, whether you agree with it or not.”
“A lot of these pipelines are being built so that the United States can export and sell natural gas abroad,” she continued.
In announcing her opposition to Pipeline 3, @AOC falsely claims it, along with the Keystone XL pipeline, were designed to export American natural gas abroad.— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) November 16, 2021
(In fact both pipelines would bring Canadian oil into America.) pic.twitter.com/l45ujwnZbM
“And, you know, people make geopolitical arguments as to why that should be the case.”
Since the 1960s, line 3 has transported crude oil into the U.S. through Minnesota.
The company that operates the pipeline, Enbridge, is now constructing a $2.9 billion Line 3 replacement, even though environmental activists face resistance.
Ocasio-Cortez said that she believes Line 3 “should not exist.”
The Daily Caller notes:
"The Keystone XL pipeline would have similarly taken crude oil into the U.S. from western Canada.
"However, the pipeline — proposed as an extension to an already existing line that stretches from North Dakota to Texas — was canceled by its operator TC Energy after President Joe Biden revoked its federal permit.
"More than 20 states have accused the president of overstepping his constitutional authority in an ongoing federal lawsuit challenging the permit revocation."
“The president has certain prerogatives to act on behalf of the United States in foreign affairs,” the lawsuit stated.
“But as far as domestic law is concerned, the President must work with and abide by the limits set by Congress—whether he likes them or not.”
Last month, an angry former Keystone XL Pipeline contractor blasted Joe Biden for soaring gas prices and ruining America's energy independence.
The fired pipeline worker, Lynn Allen, said:
“I’m not surprised at all because everything that Biden’s touched or done — it’s a failure.”
“It ain’t nothing but a total failure."