Essay by Eric Worrall
What if President Biden were a dictator? According to Yahoo, America’s “chokepoint-filled federal system” is threatening to derail Biden’s radical climate change agenda.
Biden is about to lose on climate change
Saturday, June 11, 2022, 5:30 am
Despite taking office with what activists describe as the most ambitious climate change agenda in history, Biden has experienced a series of setbacks that threaten to keep him from making any progress in his campaign. this problem, shows How difficult it can be to confront climate change in a federal system full of bottleneckssuch as that of the United States.
The president is facing setbacks on almost every front in his fight against climate change: His clean energy proposals are stuck in the Senate, oil and gas prices are soaring. Even Democratic state governments cut gasoline taxesand the need to detox America’s European allies from Russian fossil fuels prompted the administration to propose promote gas exports. In addition, a bill was passed by the House of Representatives could impede the expansion of offshore wind energy.
Meanwhile, The president’s broad power to regulate under existing law is limited: A federal court ruling forced him to sell new fossil fuel leases on federal lands and waters; and The Supreme Court is on the brink limits the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to regulate carbon dioxide, the most common greenhouse gas responsible for global warming.
Climate policy advocates hope that Congress will pass climate legislation before Republicans can win control of the agency in the midterm elections, but they concede that defeat would be devastating. fierce.
“Credit to Senator Manchin for trying the bipartisan paththat’s always been his preference, and we’ll hope that in the face of those negotiations, the place to go is to revert to a framework that focuses on an old grand package on climate and justice, “I can’t imagine that Democrats will go into the fall without passing a package of substantial climate investments.”
If a climate bill doesn’t pass the Senate this year, Pierce said it would constitute “a monster failure.”
One thing that is missing from this great lament is an effort to meaningfully respond to everyone’s objections – not a little compassion for all those whose climate-promoting is being suffered. damage.
Why “Democratic state governments cut gasoline taxes”? The reason is that people do not have enough money to buy gasoline. The Greens love that people switch to electric cars, but most people can’t afford electric cars either. Even if people could afford to buy an EV, EVs have serious limitations, such as large range drops in cold or hot weather, when power is switched to heating or cooling. And you better charge your EV if you leave it in the frost.
However, instead of pausing to reflect, to ask if there is anything that can be done to alleviate these problems, green women see opposition as obstacles and pins of hope. their agenda on the agenda before ordinary people have a chance to express their preferences about the direction of their policy at midterms.
Even mitigation efforts, such as some of the less committed “petroleum tax cuts” by some of the less committed “petroleum state governments,” were considered failures.
The sad part is that there are ways trees can meet us halfway and make real progress towards their goal of reducing CO2 emissions. If green people give up their insistence on useless renewables, abandon gasoline vehicles and focus on replacing coal and gas with carbon-free nuclear energy, as France did in the 1970s, I will write positive stories about how it makes sense to plant trees lately and the huge reductions in CO2 emissions they have achieved without affecting anyone’s life. But I think such an outbreak of sanity is unlikely when I witness a herd of pigs fly past my window.
The fact that deep greenery cannot compromise even the slightest is their undoing. Their complete inability to empathize and try to help those they’ve been hurt is their frustration. That is the real reason “Biden is on the verge of losing ground because of climate change”.