(RepublicsanWire.org) – Former President Barack Obama established three propane tanks at his Martha’s Vineyard property as he backs green measures amid spiking gas prices in the United States.
Obama turned to home storage to guard against increasing prices. National fuel prices set a record high of $5 per gallon as he backed environmentally friendly policies, alerting of the dangers of climate change.
“When it comes to climate change, time really is running out. Earth Day is a reminder that if we pledge to do our part and then follow through on those commitments, we can help preserve and protect our planet for future generations,” he tweeted on April 22.
Obama’s underground propane tanks, totaling 2,500 gallons of propane gas, were installed at the property for “residential purposes,” the office of the select board of Edgartown, Massachusetts, reported.
The cost of propane gas has been growing in the U.S., with estimates from last October indicating those who use propane to heat their homes would spend 54% more than in winter 2021.
The Biden administration has tried to divert the blame for the rising costs of gas to Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as oil companies. Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre called for oil companies to do their “patriotic duty” and lower gas prices.
“We are calling on them to do the right thing, to be patriots here and not to use the war as an excuse or as a reason to not put out a production, to not do the capacity that is needed out there so that the prices can come down,” she said on Wednesday.
The White House has suspended drilling leases in Alaska, and Democrats have proposed to increase taxes on oil companies’ profits.
The office of the select board of Edgartown, Massachusetts, told The Daily Caller News Foundation that an application for an “underground propane installment was approved at the 79 Turkeyland Cove Road address,” the location of a property owned by former President Barack Obama. The tanks are to be used for “residential purposes,” the office told TheDCNF, and have a total capacity approved of “2,500 gallons which was broken into two 1,000 gallon tanks and one 500 gallon tank.” “We’ve never had a private propane tank come to us,” select board member Arthur Smadbeck told the MV Times.
For the average American household, propane gas is increasingly becoming more costly. Americans who use propane to heat their homes can expect to spend 54% more to run and keep their homes due to increased energy prices, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.