This certainly looks like Russian collusion. According to a Tuesday news story by The Washington Post, Joe Biden rejected proposals by his Secretary of State Tony Blinken to impose sanctions on the country’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline which would effectively bring construction of the edifice to a halt. Biden’s rationale was not only was the pipeline 90% completed, but that doing so would harm U.S. relations with Germany.
This move is curious since within days of assuming office, Biden put the brakes on the Keystone XL pipeline citing climate change concerns, while destroying thousands of American jobs in the process. Interestingly enough, when president, Donald Trump approved a host of sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline citing European energy concerns.
Despite his act of generosity, Biden was unsuccessful with his one-on-one meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland and it is clear that Biden is not serious about addressing human-induced climate change. But, rest assured, foreign oil production is more important than American-made petroleum products. Perhaps we can take comfort knowing that Biden handed a list of critical infrastructure targets for cyber attacks he told Putin are off limits. Or can we?