Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is asking President Joe Biden to restart construction of the Keystone XL pipeline as gas prices continue to skyrocket across the country. Gas prices have risen steadily since Biden took office, when he made a slew of changes to America’s energy policies, breaking with the policies of President Donald Trump over concerns about “environmental justice.” According to the Labor Department’s Consumer Price Index (CPI), October saw a 30 percent increase in the price of all sources of energy while the price of gasoline itself increased by a staggering 49.6 percent. After these statistics became public, a coalition of Democratic senators called on Biden to draw from the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), used to guarantee America’s energy needs in the face of energy shortages or disasters. On Tuesday, Biden acceded to these demands, announcing that 50 million barrels of oil would be taken from the SPR …


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