Louisiana Republican Rep. Clay Higgins floated an environmental challenge to President Biden Tuesday – introducing a Home decision calling on the commander-in-chief to reside with none petroleum merchandise.
“American innovation, not job-killing authorities mandates, is driving emissions reductions,” Higgins mentioned in an announcement. “Nonetheless, if President Biden actually believes in his radical local weather agenda, then he ought to lead by instance beginning on the White Home.”
H. Res. 149 begins by “calling on President Biden to right away implement his radical local weather agenda on the White Home by prohibiting use of petroleum-based merchandise and vitality sources.”
Such objects embrace smartphones, cameras, computer systems, espresso makers and surgical masks, amongst different frequent objects – in addition to oil and fuel vitality.
To perform the latter, Higgins prompt “instantly detaching the White Home from the electrical grid” and putting in wind mills and photo voltaic panels on the presidential garden. The decision additionally calls on Biden to switch Air Drive One and Marine One with electric-powered plane and the presidential limousine with an electrical automotive.
“Fashionable life shouldn’t be attainable with out the oil and fuel business,” Higgins mentioned. “These vitality sources gasoline the world, and petroleum-based merchandise are present in just about every thing in all places.”
The White Home didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Higgins, an Military veteran and former SWAT operator, earlier this month lambasted Biden’s local weather insurance policies in an op-ed printed within the Lafayette-based Daily Advertiser.
“Within the first two weeks, we’ve seen the administration revoke permits for the Keystone XL pipeline, enact a drilling moratorium for federal lands and waters, rejoin the misguided Paris Settlement, and start implementing Inexperienced New Deal requirements,” he wrote. “The resurgence of those Obama-era insurance policies can have the identical end result now as they did then, the destruction of American jobs, greater vitality prices, and undermining world safety pursuits. Those that will profit essentially the most embrace China and Russia.”
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