February 16, 2024

House Delivers Crushing Blow to Biden Climate Agenda

A piece of legislation just went through the House that could be a problem for Joe Biden.

Granted, Biden will never sign the legislation, but if it manages to get through the Senate, and it could, it would be a major PR nightmare for Biden.

The House passed the Unlocking Domestic LNG Potential Act, with nine Democrats walking across the aisle.

Blocking Biden

The new law would, if passed and signed, strip the Biden administration of its authority to approve natural gas export projects.

Rep. August Pfluger (R-TX), who chairs the House Energy Action Team, sponsored the bill and stated, "Just last year, President Biden told the Europeans that they needed to get off Russian gas and that the U.S. would supply their liquid natural gas needs. Now that it is an election year, he is reneging on that deal to appease his radical climate base.

"Two-thirds of the world’s natural gas is produced in four countries: Russia, Iran, the United States and Qatar. This effective ban on U.S. LNG exports is a gift to Putin and the Iranian regime that just killed three service members with their weapons to the Houthis.

"I am proud to stand up for American jobs when the president seems to only stand up for the interests of Russia and Iran."

House Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-MN) added, "Joe Biden would rather appease the radical environmentalists in his party than protect hardworking Americans. House Republicans will not stand idly by while the Biden administration’s Green New Deal agenda destroys American jobs, stifles American energy, and benefits our adversaries.”

This legislation has a slim chance of getting through the Senate without a filibuster if Schumer would dare to put it on the floor, but that remains to be seen.

Biden, however, has already stated that he will veto the bill if it gets to his desk.

The White House stated, "The Administration believes that the critical protections current law provides, which this legislation would repeal, should be retained to protect residential and industrial consumers and national and domestic energy security.”

That is to be expected, but again, if we get to that point, he then has to explain to the American people why he is vetoing a bill that passed in a bipartisan manner in both the House and Senate, and that will not be easy.

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