This week, President Biden convened a Global Summit with world leaders where he announced that America will recommit to the disastrous Paris Agreement. Biden pledged to reduce American carbon emissions by 50 percent compared to 2005 levels by 2030 — significantly more than the national commitment set under the Obama Administration.
To achieve the 50-percent slash in carbon emissions, America would need to add 125 million electric vehicles and cease all coal production, which currently makes up a substantial amount of electricity generation. Also, 80 percent of electricity would have to be generated from renewable energy in the next nine years, though renewables only make up 17 percent of electricity production right now.
This impractical goal will thwart America’s stance as a world leader in energy production and emissions reductions, while guaranteeing that millions of American jobs will be shipped overseas to countries like China and India that produce high rates of pollution and don’t have to abide by the same rules of the Paris Agreement.
Once again, President Biden is caving to the whims of his far-left base, and American families and workers will be forced to bear the price tag of this Administration’s detrimental energy policies.
This Week’s HEAT Member Highlights:
Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and 27 HEAT members slammed President Biden for pledging to shackle the United States to a new sweeping and unattainable Paris Agreement commitment that will destroy thousands of energy jobs and devastate American workers.
Biden Administration Actions:
During his climate summit, President Biden committed the United States to slashing its greenhouse emissions by 50 percent by 2030, doubling the target set by the Obama Administration for the 2015 Paris Agreement. The agreement gives a free pass to China and India, while guaranteeing that millions of American jobs will be eliminated.
House GOP Actions:
House Select Climate Committee Ranking Member Garret Graves (R-La.), Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), and Foreign Affairs Ranking Member Michael McCaul (R-Texas) released a statement after they introduced the Paris Transparency and Accountability Act that calls for renegotiating the Paris Agreement or developing a new agreement to ensure China and all major emitters have results comparatively to the United States.
- Boebert, Roy seek to force vote on reversing Biden’s oil and gas executive orders (Fox News)
- Laid-off Keystone Pipeline worker on impact of Democrats’ climate ‘vision’ (Fox News)
- Activists dump ‘bulls—‘ at White House ahead of Biden climate summit (Washington Examiner)
- Shell, Exxon Look to Profit From Capturing Customers’ Carbon Emissions (WSJ)
- Biden sets target of cutting US emissions up to 52% by 2030 but won’t detail how to get there (Washington Examiner)
- Scalise & Pfluger: Support U.S. economic well-being, not undermine it, with energy policy (Washington Times)
- Scalise & Newhouse: Biden wants to restrict American energy, we want to grow it(Tulsa World)
- Stauber: Congressman’s View: Hit the brakes on Biden’s partisan ‘infrastructure’ plan (Duluth News Tribune)
- Congresswoman Miller Op-Ed: US Energy Trade Can Power the Global Economic Recovery (Real Clear Energy)
Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) recounted the terrible policies President Biden has put in place throughout his first 100 days in office, including the termination of the Keystone XL pipeline which has killed thousands of American jobs.