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Republican E&C Members Host Forum on the Harm of the Biden Administration’s Environmental Agenda


06.17.21

It’s simple: the American people cannot afford the Biden Administration’s radical environmental agenda.

On his first day in office, President Biden cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline. We saw the consequences: thousands of American jobs lost.

And now with a lurch towards proposals for zero carbon emissions by 2035 and net zero emissions economy-wide by 2050, it’s not American jobs on the line, so are people’s livelihoods with unaffordable costs.

For example, the American Action Forum projects that to meet President Biden’s goals for the electric sector, households would pay on average $1075 more per year in utility bills.

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change Republican Leader David B. McKinley hosted a forum on Monday highlighting the harm of the Biden administration’s environmental agenda.

Members pointed out the real costs of a net zero emissions economy: rising prices of electricity, massive job losses, and increased costs of goods – all while CO2 levels remain high and weather events out of control.

Rep. John Joyce asked Michelle Bloodworth, America’s Power President and CEO, the probability the U.S. energy sector will be decarbonized by 2035.

We do not think it is realistic or achievable to think that we’re going to eliminate fossil fuels by 2035.”

Rep. Bill Johnson highlighted the country’s dangerous path if Democrats succeed in their “rush-to-green” strategy:

“The Biden Administration’s climate policies are bad for America, period,” said Rep. Neal Dunn.

Rep. Debbie Lesko sounded the alarm on how Biden’s policies are going to increase foreign energy dependence, hurt our national security, and send American jobs overseas.

Listen to this exchange between Rep. Lesko and Tom Dobbins, President and CEO of the Aluminum Association.

“We’re exporting jobs…Will we help our environment? Not one bit. We’ll make it worse.”

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