While some believe the Green New Deal’s intentions of “cleaning up the environment” are noble, such a drastic change in oil usage could have long-lasting, harmful effects on the American economy and affordable energy.
Former Vice President Joe Biden made his energy policy clear when he was asked about his ideas on fracking, a controversial form of oil production, which amid all of it’s shortcomings has drastically increased U.S. energy independence.
“No more drilling on federal lands…no more drilling, including offshore,” Biden stated. “No ability for the oil industry to continue to drill, period. Ends!”
The Democrat presidential nominee’s running mate, Kamala Harris co-authored a piece of legislation called the Climate Equity Act with Socialist New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, which has been deemed the first step towards implementing a Green New Deal aimed at “having the U.S. reach a net-zero in greenhouse emissions.”
By comparison, the Trump administration has prioritized energy independence as a reason for some deregulation of energy producers, which could eliminate much of the U.S.-Middle East intervention.
The radical Biden-Harris energy agenda would devastate America’s energy independence, increase energy costs, and destroy blue-collar jobs that rely on a thriving energy sector.https://t.co/YeeLqDMqSE
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) August 24, 2020
President Trump has made an effort to remove overseas troops in recent years. However, he has met push-back from members in Congress on both sides of the aisle who claim he needs to somehow prove these actions will not hurt U.S. or international allied interests.
All of these actions come as the president has made the U.S. one of the top oil producing countries in the world for the first time since the 1960s. Additionally, over the last four years during the Trump presidency, electric vehicle production in the U.S. has increased by nearly 400-percent, according to OANN.
On this current trend, the U.S. is slated to eliminate it’s reliance on foreign oil while also propping up businesses that produce energy-efficient technologies that ultimately help the environment.
In contrast, a Biden-Harris administration looks to eliminate all U.S. oil production, in turn, making America completely reliant on countries like Saudi Arabia. This is a strategy that has regularly proven to motivate American intervention in the Middle East.