UPDATED 12:40 PM PT – Sunday, March 14, 2021
As Joe Biden’s stance on the natural gas industry seemingly changes by the day, one Alaska senator explained why enough is enough.
During an Environment and Public Works hearing on Friday, Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) commented on the Biden administration’s attempts to destroy the energy sector.
In an @EPWGOP Committee hearing, I asked panelists if they supported Biden’s position of being “all for natural gas,” or if they agreed w/ Kerry that energy workers should make “better choices” by taking 70% pay cuts to build solar panels. pic.twitter.com/kgpe5cP643
— Sen. Dan Sullivan (@SenDanSullivan) March 12, 2021
He said Biden himself has been hypocritical as he has issued several executive orders that would impact the oil and gas industry, but also told union workers “I’m all for natural gas.”
Sullivan brought up the significance promoting the natural gas industry could have.
“This is actually important because the United States reduced greenhouse gas emissions from 2005-2017 by almost 15 percent. More than any other major economy in the world by far, it’s not even close,” Sullivan stated. “The main reason we did that was because of natural gas.”
The senator went on to comment on the seemingly confused administration, pointing out the apparent dissonance between Biden and his climate czar John Kerry.