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Fri Mar 5, 2021, 09:37 PM

Biden's Russia pipeline dilemma just got worse -- and he has Ted Cruz to thank

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Source: Politico

Lawmakers are ramping up pressure on the White House to try to halt the construction of a major Russia-to-Germany gas pipeline, as administration officials debate how to stymie the project quickly without alienating a key European ally. At least one senator is delaying the confirmation of a top official to make it happen.

The pipeline, known as Nord Stream 2, is a project of the Russian state company Gazprom. Lawmakers have noted that its construction would place Russian infrastructure inside NATO territory and thereby threaten its member states, and make some European countries more dependent on Russian energy. But the pipeline is more than 90 percent complete and proceeding quickly, putting the Biden administration on a tight timeline to impose additional congressionally mandated sanctions on the project.

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“Time is running out here to get something done before the pipeline is completed,” Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), a member of the Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees, said on Thursday. “And I think we need to act very quickly.”

The pressure campaign escalated on Friday when Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) put a hold on final confirmation of President Joe Biden’s CIA director nominee William Burns, delaying a quick vote, to pressure the Biden administration to impose additional sanctions.


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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 10:21 PM

1. That pipeline should be shutdown.

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Fri Mar 5, 2021, 10:26 PM

2. Why did Republicans do nothing to stop this during Trump's years?

They had far more leverage over Trump. I suppose he refused to do anything substantive to stop his buddy Putin. This project had been in the planning stages for a few years, but the financing agreements were signed after Trump took office and spent his time bashing NATO instead of working with NATO partners or the EU countries that objected to this pipeline. Here’s an interesting timeline of the development.

https://www.reuters.com/article/nordstream-gas-usa-idUSL1N2IR1M6

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Sat Mar 6, 2021, 12:51 AM

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