Eric Shawn: Climate, COVID and China at the UN
While President Joe Biden’s remarks at the U.N. during Climate Week were all about climate and green energy, his actions don’t hold up.
As president, he’s focused more on unilateral green policies that will hamstring the American economy while giving the world’s biggest polluters a free pass.
Consider the Paris Climate Agreement. As I said under the Obama administration, this agreement was doomed to fail from the start—with no means of enforcement, sustainability or legal significance.
Oklahomans certainly haven’t forgotten about the rest of President Biden’s terrible record on energy and climate—like the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline and its associated 10,000 jobs, the suspension of oil drilling leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and his unprecedented tax increases he and congressional Democrats have proposed in their partisan Budget Reconciliation package.
The reality is Washington Democrat’s climate policies are not about the climate. They are, and have always been, about controlling our lives. While his climate change talking points may sound appealing to some, it will not result in the climate benefits he promises and it will come with a high economic and lifestyle cost on Americans that would be historic in its implications.
We don’t need more regulation in Washington. We need to get back to cutting regulations and unleashing this economy just as we did under the previous administration.
I continue to call on President Biden to reverse his regulatory agenda and targets on America’s domestic energy sector before it’s too late. Oklahomans—and all Americans—deserve better.
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