Since Joe Biden was inaugurated, he has undermined our sound energy policy and our national security. Emboldened adversaries are a predictable consequence of American weakness, and President Biden’s anti-American energy policy has contributed to this weakness.
But it’s about to get worse. Last year, Democrats rammed through their so-called “Inflation Reduction Act” (IRA), the stated goal of which is to supercharge the energy “transition” at the core of President Biden’s radical climate agenda. This energy transition from affordable, available, and reliable American energy is the wrong policy at the wrong time.
A new report from the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources illustrates how the IRA moves the United States from energy independence to energy and mineral dependence on China, Russia, and OPEC. An energy transition dependent on dictators and despots is not what America needs, especially now. The same report documents the massive sums of money taxpayers will spend for the privilege of making America weaker and our adversaries stronger.