One hundred and five Republican members of Congress rejected President Joe Biden’s controversial climate change executive orders that will cost U.S. taxpayers so many jobs and money.
During his first days in office Biden not only rejoined the United States to the Paris Agreement, but took other steps to reduce the effects of climate change, allegedly induced by human activity.
The signatories of the letter stated that one of the measures, which consists of “an indefinite moratorium on new oil and natural gas leases on federal lands and water,” will destroy one of the federal government’s largest sources of revenue.
This instead of helping to improve the climate will impede the allocation of resources to address it, as they came from leasing state lands.
Among other negative consequences it will also increase the country’s debt and “create an opportunity cost in the billions.”
Limiting the country’s energy production will strengthen other oil-producing countries and “virtually guarantee that U.S. demand will be met with oil and gas from countries with lower environmental standards,” the Republicans warn in their letter, which is contradictory to the goal of improving the environment.
However, as these Biden executive orders are harmful to Americans, they are likely to work against his party, negatively affecting the election results in 2022, and result in a loss of seats.
Thus, voters in “contested” districts would be “less likely to support Democrats after hearing that they “supported the Green New Deal,” had “repeatedly voted against the oil and gas industry,” or had “voted to allow future presidents to ban fracking,” the Daily Wire reported.
The senators’ letter continued, “Mr. President, there is absolutely no reason we should curtail the use of our rich federal lands to help us achieve our goals.”
It added, “Energy production and environmental protection are not mutually exclusive. We urge you to rescind this executive order and work with us to support safe, sustainable, all-of-the-above energy production in the United States.”
Another of the measures taken by Biden in support of his policy on climate change was canceling the Keystone XL Pipeline, which will destroy 11,000 direct jobs and up to 60,000 indirect jobs, in addition to all the damage it causes in Canada.
The American Petroleum Institute (API) Senior Vice President for Policy, Economics, and Regulatory Affairs Frank Macchiarola argues that if President Biden bans oil and gas development on federal land it could scuttle up to 1 million jobs.
“The first few days should concern all Americans because the administration is clearly taking actions that are going to harm the economy and cost Americans jobs,” Macchiarola told Breitbart on Jan. 24.