During his arduous and lengthy 2020 campaign, Joe Biden was forced to react to a very specific question a number of times. That question had to do with what his position on fracking would be, and whether or not he’d commit to allowing the job-creating, energy-harnessing practice to continue.
Time and again, Biden looked to assure the moderate voters he was nominated to deliver to the Democrats that he would not ban fracking. This allowed the Democrat to prove somehow that he wasn’t beholden to the radicals in the party and their insistence on a “green new deal”.
Well, as perhaps some had long predicted, Biden has gone back on his word.
In an effort to slow the nation’s contribution to climate change, President Biden has signed an executive order to begin halting oil and gas leasing on federal lands and waters.take our poll - story continues below
The much-anticipated move is one of several executive actions the president took onWednesday to address the worsening climate crisis and the broader decline of the natural world, but it won’t come without pushback.
“Today is Climate Day at the White House, which means it’s Jobs Day at the White House,” Biden said at the top of his remarks, also citing the health and national security impact of climate change, which Biden called a “maximum threat.”
Joe Biden has consistently declared that his emphasis on so-called “green energy” will help to bring an enormous number of jobs to the American market, but experts appear to be split on just how impactful this could be.
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