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Biden: ‘Russian Oil will no longer be acceptable at U.S. Ports’



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On Tuesday President Joe Biden announced the United States will place a ban on all Russian oil imports as punishment for its invasion of Ukraine. Biden said, “that means Russian oil will no longer be acceptable at U.S. ports and the American people will deal another powerful blow to Putin’s war machine.”

Biden’s remarks, given at the White House, are not pleasing everyone. ConocoPhillips CEO Ryan Lance said Biden’s move to ban all Russian oil imports is “the stupidest thing you could ever imagine.”

“It is incredibly shortsighted and may actually have the opposite effect of what they think will happen” added Lance who warned how imports and exports allow for the global crude community to be “interconnected” and can produce price stability.

Lance also lamented about how the world has not given the energy industry due diligence until the Russia invasion of Ukraine began. “I think it’s starting to ramp up, unfortunately I couldn’t have said that two or three weeks ago. I think wasn’t much conversation going on with our administration and in our industry” said Lance.

“Certainly, I’ll speak for myself and our company, but I think that has ramped up as sort of this whole conversation around national security and energy security is clearly moving, moving to the forefront” he added.

The U.K. is also expected to announce plans to ban Russian oil as well. The ban will include a months-long lead-in time to allow the global market to adjust, and avoid panic-buying gas, reported Politico.

“This is a move that has strong bipartisan support in Congress and I believe in the country,” he added. “Americans have rallied to support the Ukrainian people and made it clear we will not be part in subsidizing Putin’s war.”

In his remarks at the White House, Biden stated that although the ban will be without European participation, it was made in consultation with European allies.

“We’re moving forward this ban understanding that many of our European allies and partners may not be in a position to join us,” Biden said. “The United States produces far more oil domestically than all the European countries combined.”

“We can take this step when others cannot, but we’re working closely with Europe and our partners to reduce their dependence on Russian energy as well,” he added.

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  1. Gennaro pupa

    March 9, 2022 at 9:12 am

    Such it up you environmentalists, see TRUMP was right AGAIN!

  2. Raul Fuentes Sr

    March 9, 2022 at 10:04 am

    So we changed from a communist country to 2 communist country’s, he figure well,my party is taking this country in that direction anyway.

  3. Leanne Robinson

    March 9, 2022 at 12:33 pm

    The next steps then, are to reopen the keystone pipeline, and ease up and remove the regulations that keep our oil producing companies from producing our much needed oil and natural gas.

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Pope Francis calls for universal ban on ‘so-called surrogate motherhood’



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Pope Francis called for a universal ban on surrogacy, likening the practice as an unborn child “turned into an object of trafficking.”

“I consider despicable the practice of so-called surrogate motherhood, which represents a grave violation of the dignity of the woman and the child, based on the exploitation of situations of the mother’s material needs,” Francis said in a speech to the Holy See on Monday.

The “uterus for rent” process, as Francis has called it, was estimated to bring in $14 billion in the U.S. in 2022, and is projected to grow to a $129 billion market by 2032. National Review reports Individual surrogacies can cost anywhere from $60,000 to $200,000 plus in the U.S. Rising infertility rates, an increase in the number of fertility clinics, and “sedentary lifestyles” contribute to surrogacy’s recent popularity, according to Global Market Insights.

“A child is always a gift and never the basis of a commercial contract,” Francis continued. “Consequently, I express my hope for an effort by the international community to prohibit this practice universally.”

Surrogacy is already banned in many European countries. In the United States, commercial surrogacy, or for-profit surrogacy, is legal in some states, and the practice has been used by celebrities who are very public with their decision to use surrogacy.

Altruistic surrogacy, the method by which a woman carries another person’s child for no official compensation, is legal in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, South Africa, Greece, and Iceland, according to the National Institutes of Health.

The speech was about threats to peace and human dignity. “A child is always a gift and never the basis of a commercial contract,” Francis continued. “Consequently, I express my hope for an effort by the international community to prohibit this practice universally.”

Francis also listed Russia’s war on Ukraine, the Israel-Hamas war, climate change, and increased weapons production as great threats to peace on Monday.

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