U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland wasted no time responding to a September 29 letter sent to President Biden by the National School Boards Association (NSBA) asking that he examine angry parental protests of local public-school district school boards for...
Biden Cabinet Picks Will Go Green in A Big Bad Way
Thus far, Joe Biden’s slate of Cabinet nominees leaves no doubt that his administration will exercise climate-alarm-premised regulatory overreach impacting every major sector of our American economic and social life.
Should Republicans fail to hold a Senate majority to block radical legislation following two upcoming Jan. 5 Georgia runoff elections… well, let’s not even dare to contemplate what dastardly disasters then await.
Here’s what we’re potentially in for.
Former Secretary of State John Kerry, who co-chaired the Biden-[Bernie]Sanders “Unity Task Force on Combatting the Climate Crisis and Pursuing Environmental Justice” will be appointed to a newly created cabinet position as international diplomacy “climate envoy.” Kerry supports the lunatic fossil energy crushing Green New Deal, and he is committed to having the U.S. immediately rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement.
Former Obama EPA administrator Gina McCarthy would be appointed as Biden’s Cabinet-level “climate czar,” a position that has been empty for nearly a decade since a Republican-led House of Representatives defunded the position. McCarthy will be responsible for coordinating climate actions across multiple agencies and Congress, ranging from the National Economic Council to the Department of Health and Human Services.
McCarthy, who is currently president and CEO of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), once told EPA employees to “Keep your asses in your seats” and wait out the Trump administration, which had dismantled her legacy as Obama’s second EPA chief.
The Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan under McCarthy’s lead would have had to install the equivalent electricity of 270,00 wind turbines (three times the total global installed capacity), or 750 gigawatts of solar power (125 times the installed capacity worldwide.)
All prospective clean air benefits were premised upon highly theoretical and dubious reduced asthma and premature death benefit calculations. After being stalled in the courts, the Trump EPA repealed it as impractical and unrealistic.
Little surprise then why Al Gore told the New York Times that McCarthy is “uniquely suited for the job.”
Biden has announced plans to nominate Michael Regan, a North Carolina environmental regulator, to head the EPA. Regan, the second Black EPA chief after Lisa Jackson, Obama’s first-term administrator, had previously spent nearly a decade at the EPA before taking on regional jobs at the Environmental Defense Fund and his home state.
Regan’s new position will put him in charge of Biden’s ambitious climate change plans, which call for eliminating carbon dioxide emissions from the power grid by 2035 and putting the country on a path toward net-zero emissions by 2050. His office will re-impose regulations eliminated by the Trump EPA, extending expansive reaches into the energy, farming, manufacturing, and transportation sectors.
Former South Bend, Indiana mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has been nominated to be Biden’s transportation secretary. Buttigieg’s primary campaign site said by 2035; he would “require zero emissions for all new vehicles.”
Considering current technology, zero-emissions means electric-powered. Not explained is how to recharge all those added plug-ins at night when the sun is hidden, and the wind isn’t blowing.
Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, Joe Biden’s selection for Energy secretary, will be charged with the responsibility to make good on his election promise to help build 550,000 electric vehicle charging stations as part of his $2 trillion plan to “fight climate change” which has been occurring since the time our planet first had an atmosphere.
In 2008, Gov. Granholm signed into law a package that would require more electricity to come from renewable sources and curtail competition among power companies, according to a local report at the time. After her second term as governor ended in 2011, she joined the Dow Chemical board and later quit to host “The War Room” on former vice president Al Gore’s Current TV.
Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M., is being tapped as the Biden administration’s interior secretary.
Haaland, an enrolled citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna in New Mexico, will be the first Native American cabinet secretary if confirmed. She has received support from climate-change groups and others in the progressive wing of the Democratic Party.
Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, now Biden’s nominee to head the Treasury Department, has promised to make fighting climate change a priority issue at the center of U.S. economic policy and has already endorsed a tax on carbon dioxide emissions.
Climate activists are appealing for Yellen to go even further if confirmed, seizing her role as one of the most powerful people in finance to wield fiscal policy in the campaign against global warming. Some have outlined plans for how Yellen could trigger tighter regulation of oil and gas company finances under the Dodd-Frank Act — even going so far as to require them to sell off fossil fuel assets.
Jamie Henn, director of the non-profit advocacy group Fossil Free Media, said, “Yellen will have the power to help move trillions of dollars out of fossil fuels and trillions more into renewables.” Henn added, “She could do more for the Green New Deal than nearly any other cabinet position.”
Environmental lawyer Brenda Mallory, whom Biden has nominated to chair his White House Council on Environmental Quality, will work with Kerry, McCarthy, and his top economic advisor Brian Deese to coordinate his domestic climate group. Mallory has worked for several years at EPA and currently serves as director of regulatory policy at the Southern Environmental Law Center, an advocacy and litigation group.
Even with a Senate majority to push back on these die-hard anti-fossil energy opponents — including several Obama retreads — we can expect Team Biden to enact the Democratic Party’s radical dark green agendas through departmental regulatory edicts.
Don McGahn, Trump’s first White House counsel, warns that Team Biden will struggle to replicate the Obama regulatory machine “because much of what they will do will be well beyond any statutory or constitutional authority.”
Nevertheless, even regulatory actions that are legally and procedurally sound can severely damage the economy, disrupt reliable electrical power delivery through dependence upon the intermittent wind and solar sources, and reverse the Trump administration’s progress in achieving energy independence from foreign providers.
This leaves Republicans with two co-dependent imperatives. The first: Hold the Senate majority in the Jan 5 Georgia election runoffs.
Second: That prevailing GOP Senate majority must red light confirmations of radical green Biden appointments before they turn our nation’s lights off altogether.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is for educational, general information, and entertainment purposes only and is never intended to constitute medical or legal advice or to replace the personalized care of a primary care practitioner or legal expert.
While we endeavor to keep this information up to date and correct, the information provided by America Out Loud, its website(s), and any properties (including its radio shows and podcasts) makes no representations, or warranties of any kind, expressed, or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability with respect to its website(s) or the information, products, services or related graphics and images contained on the website(s) for any purpose.
The opinions expressed on the website(s), and the opinions expressed on the radio shows and podcasts, are the opinions of the show hosts and do not necessarily represent the opinions, beliefs, or policies of anyone or any entity we may endorse. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
At no time, nor in any event, will we be liable for any loss, or damage, including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss of data or profits arising out of, in an association of, or connection with the use of this website.
Through this website, users can link to other websites that may be listed. Those websites are not under the control of America Out Loud or its brands. We have no control over the nature, content, or availability of those sites. America Out Loud has no control over what the sites do with the information they collect. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation, nor does it endorse the views expressed with or by them.
Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, America Out Loud takes no responsibility for, nor are we, and will not be liable for being temporarily unavailable due to technical difficulties beyond our control. America Out Loud does not sell, trade, nor market email addresses or other personal data.
Use the code ‘OUTLOUD’ and receive your 20% discount on your first order.