Climate fanatics have an iron grip on Democrats.
That means Joe Biden is supposed to keep them happy.
But a judge just popped Joe Biden’s balloon over one hot air climate claim.
A federal district judge in Louisiana just slammed the brakes on a climate initiative that was giving Joe Biden some street cred with left wing extremists.
On his first day in office, Biden signed an executive order to factor the “social cost” of carbon emissions when creating rules related to regulating pollution.
In the process Biden was careful to cater to leftists who want to place the entire world’s problems squarely on the backs of American taxpayers.
Trump’s administration calculated the cost of pollution at less than $7 per ton.
But Biden went for an exorbitant cost of $51 per ton.
Judge James Cain issued an injunction that bars Biden’s administration from using that high cost estimate which supposedly puts a dollar amount on the global costs of pollution—never mind that United States businesses are basically saints when it comes to the global pollution wars.
China shut down industry for the Olympics, but usually that nation is covered by one giant cloud of pollution.
Smaller players around the world also contribute more than their share of messes—including third world countries that still use leaded gasoline and chemicals banned in the US decades ago.
But for some inexplicable reason, Democrats are committed to making sure Americans go bankrupt trying to “save” the world.
Thankfully, Judge Cain sided with Republican Attorney Generals from states that would have been devastated by one more atrocious federal edict.
“Biden’s executive order was an attempt by the government to take over and tax the people based on winners and losers chosen by the government,” Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said.
The higher cost basis was being used in an environmental review of oil and gas lease sales across the western part of the United States.
Judge Cain determined that the order would “artificially increase the cost estimates of lease sales” which would hurt energy producing states and consumers alike.
Considering that Biden seems to be completely hapless when it comes to understanding how to control inflation, he should probably pen a “thank you” note to the conservative judge.
It doesn’t seem to matter what’s at stake, Democrats flock like moths to a lightbulb to things that don’t matter while ignoring huge problems threatening their citizens—more often than not, problems created by their flawed policies.
The Biden Administration has been hyper-focusing on climate issues instead of dealing with serious issues like runaway inflation and national security.
Limiting domestic energy production would not only contribute to inflation, but also put the nation at risk at a time when Biden is bungling diplomatic talks on multiple fronts—and draining the strategic reserve in a misguided attempt to “bring down” fuel prices.
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