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Letter from Canada: Time for Biden to end hypocrisy

The US president talks the talk on urgent decarbonisation, but cannot ignore bilateral midstream dispute between Michigan and Canada

US president Joe Biden has taken a lot of flak recently for the apparent double standards of his administration’s energy policies, particularly in relation to neighbour Canada and cross-border midstream disputes. On the one hand, the president has been adopting policies and regulations to push for rapid decarbonisation of the US energy mix. On the other hand, politically inconvenient high gasoline prices have forced Biden to beg Opec+ to raise crude production, and more recently his government orchestrated the release of strategic oil reserves with the help of several major oil consuming nations. Ironically, the latter could easily backfire and lead Opec+ to forgo previously agreed upon

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