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Biden’s Climate Plan – a Burden on the Nation



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In a classic display of governmental overreach, the Biden administration has announced a radical rule change that threatens the very foundations of our energy sector. Under the new rule, the majority of U.S. power plants would be required to cut greenhouse gas pollution by a whopping 90% between 2035 and 2040 or face shutdown.

On the surface, it’s a move aimed at an attempt to curb global warming. But the practical implications of this decision could put the nation’s electricity supply and economic stability at serious risk.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the goal is to cut 617 million metric tons of carbon dioxide by 2042. That’s the equivalent of taking half the cars in the U.S. off the road each year. EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan argues that these new standards are a crucial step in reducing harmful pollution and promoting a cleaner future.

But the government’s good intentions don’t always translate into sensible policy. As Sen. John Barrasso rightly points out, the current administration is “retiring current sources of energy much, much faster than you can get the new sources — the renewable energy they want — online.” In other words, the transition to renewable energy may not be as smooth or as feasible as the Democrats would have us believe.

The EPA claims the new guidelines could prevent approximately 1,300 premature deaths, over 800 hospital and emergency room visits, more than 300,000 asthma attacks, 38,000 school absence days, and 66,000 lost workdays. It’s a noble objective, but at what cost?


The power sector has already reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 36% since 2005, and that’s been done without drastic governmental mandates. The question we should be asking is: Can we trust the same government that’s failed to address the critical issues of our time, like immigration and economic stability, to implement such a complex and sweeping change to our energy sector?

I’m all for protecting the environment, but it mustn’t come at the expense of American jobs and economic security. In our pursuit of a cleaner future, we should prioritize policies that encourage innovation and growth within our energy sector, rather than imposing draconian regulations that could put our nation’s electricity supply at risk. It’s time for some common-sense conservatism in our approach to climate change.