Biden Bans Russian Oil and Gas

US President Joe Biden announced a ban on Russian oil imports in response to the Ukraine invasion.

Biden claimed during his national address that the ban received support from us congress as well as international allies. 

“It would mean that tyrants like Putin won’t be able to use fossil fuels as weapons against other nations. This crisis is a stark reminder that to protect our economy over the long term, we have to become energy independent. It should motivate us to accelerate the transition to clean energy,” said Biden. 

Biden however admitted that the ban would cause fuel prices to spike but he is allegedly “going to do everything  (he) can to minimize Putin’s price hike here at home:”

“We can take this step when others cannot, but we are working closely with Europe and our partners to develop a long-term strategy to reduce their dependency on Russian energy as well,” Biden added. 

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