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279. Gamestop Short Circuits Wall Street, Biden’s War on Energy

January 29, 2021

The ITT crew gives their take on the recent news of Gamestop investments and the Wall Street fallout that has resulted.

The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal and Jim Lakely are joined by Isaac Orr in episode 279 of the In The Tank Podcast. The ITT crew gives their take on the recent news of Gamestop investments and the Wall Street fallout that has resulted. Later, they discuss President Biden’s moves that put the U.S.’s energy independence in jeopardy. 

 

OPENING CHIT CHAT - GAMESTOP

Reason - Elizabeth Warren and the SEC Should Let the GameStop Lulz Go On
https://reason.com/2021/01/28/elizabeth-warren-and-the-sec-should-let-the-gamestop-lulz-go-on/

 

PRIMARY TOPIC – BIDEN’S ENERGY MOVES 

Competitive Enterprise Institute – Has the Honeymoon Already Ended Between Biden and Trade unions Over Keystone XL?
https://cei.org/blog/has-the-honeymoon-already-ended-between-biden-and-trade-unions-over-keystone-xl/

World Oil – Biden prepares to end new oil and coal leases on federal land
https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/1/21/biden-prepares-to-end-new-oil-and-coal-leases-on-federal-land
 

Wall Street Journal - Biden’s Order to Freeze New Oil Drilling on Federal Land: What You Need to Know
https://www.wsj.com/articles/whats-the-impact-of-president-bidens-oil-drilling-freeze-on-federal-lands-11611677934

KOB 4 - Oil and gas leaders say Biden moratorium on new drilling will hurt New Mexico
https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/oil-and-gas-leaders-say-biden-moratorium-on-new-drilling-will-hurt-new-mexico/5989233/#.YA5XDPa3DCc.twitter

 

SECONDARY TOPIC – WILL BIDEN DECLARE A CLIMATE EMERGENCY?

The Hill – Schumer calls for Biden to declare climate emergency
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/535811-schumer-suggests-biden-should-declare-climate-emergency

NYT – New U.S. Strategy Would Quickly Free Billions in Climate Funds
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/25/climate/fema-climate-spending-biden.html?searchResultPosition=14

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Donald Kendal is a graphic designer for The Heartland Institute, a research fellow for Heartland's "Stopping Socialism" project, and the host of Heartland's In the Tank Podcast and Stopping Socialism TV.
dkendal@heartland.org @InTheTankPod
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Jim Lakely is the Vice President and Director of Communications of The Heartland Institute.
jlakely@heartland.org @jlakely
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Isaac Orr is a policy fellow at the Center of the American Experiment on mining and energy issues and a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute.
isaac.orr@americanexperiment.org @thefrackingguy