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Opinion: Biden Energy Plan Will Hurt America

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Under the Trump Administration, the United States became energy independent for the first time in a half-a-century. The rise of fracking and plans for an oil pipeline meant that Americans no longer needed to depend on foreign oil. Now, the Biden administration is working headlong to eliminate those gains.

So-called “Green Energy” activists applauded Biden’s decision to abandon the Keystone XL Pipeline and cheered when Biden announced the U.S return to the Paris Climate Accord.

Meanwhile, the job losses are already being felt in the energy sector, and the price at the pump is beginning its inevitable climb upwards.

It doesn’t seem that Biden has an actual energy plan, but rather, with a stroke of the pen, he intends to roll back virtually everything Donald Trump did in four years, regardless of the cost. Whether it was a good idea or not, if it was Trump’s idea, then it has to go.

The ultra-left wing progressive movement is so dedicated to their “Green New Deal,” that common sense has been replaced entirely with a fogged vision of a utopia free of any fossil fuels.

The environmentalist crowd knows that a pipeline is the safest and most cost-effective way of transporting oil, but they have no problem at all with diesel ships belching out smoke as they cross the Atlantic Ocean to supply oil to America if it means they can say that somehow America reduced its carbon footprint.

These are the same people who hop on private jets to go to their feel-good conferences and lecture the rest of us on how we are selfish to continue to allow fracking. These are the same people that pushed for windmills in Texas only to find out the windmills kill bald eagles and other wildlife, and the things freeze up in inclement weather, which has led to the situation of Texans freezing to death.

These are the same people who follow around a 17-year-old autisic high school dropout as she travels the world as if she were Mother Teresa declaring, “How dare you!” These are the same people who ignore China’s human rights abuses and their massive abuse of the environment, because…wait for it…China is committed to tackling climate change.

The climate myth came along in the 1970s with warnings of a mini-ice age on the horizon due to aerosol spray cans. That never happened, so the activists switched and began warning of global warming. When their champion Al Gore failed to persuade the masses with his apocalyptic videos, the movement switched over the more charismatic Greta Thurmberg and rebranded their cause as “Climate Change.”

No, we do not want to go back to the day where rivers along industrial cities would catch fire from pollutants and burn for months. We have learned to manage the impact of burning fossil fuels on the environment.

America, unlike India or China, has some of the strictest environmental regulations on the planet. We are not the nation polluting the world as Thurmberg and her celebrity pals like to claim.

Americans need to understand that petroleum products are a necessary and vital part of modern life. It is not just oil and gas that is produced. The roads we drive on are made from petroleum products, every piece of plastic used in everyday life is made from petroleum products.

The list of products we might not have without petroleum is vast and includes deodorant, rugs and carpeting, linoleum, aspirin, crayons, car bodies, cell phones, golf balls and toothpaste. The list goes on and on. American research and development over the last century has harnessed Mother Earth’s potential to create the quality of life most of us enjoy today.

Unfortunately, the Biden administration is bowing to the far left when it comes to energy production even as the administration struggles to get its sea legs in sending help to those who are suffering in Texas. In a horrible twist of irony, Texans, who are known for their oil production, are now victims of the very energy plan that Biden is forcing on the entire country.

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