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355. Biden to Declare ‘Climate Emergency’?

July 27, 2022

The Heartland Institute's Jim Lakely, Chris Talgo, and S.T. Karnick talk about the growing possibility that President Biden will officially declare a "climate emergency," seizing broad powers to shove the Green New Deal down our throats.

In The Tank Podcast ep 355 Biden Climate Emergency

The Heartland Institute's Jim Lakely, Chris Talgo, and S.T. Karnick talk about the growing possibility that President Biden will officially declare a "climate emergency," seizing broad powers to shove the Green New Deal down our throats.

Biden's climate speech in Massachusetts on Wednesday was a mess, and didn't go that far, but what if he does? The In The Tank crew discuss on episode #355 of the podcast.

We also cover the one-year anniversary of Biden assuring America that rising inflation was only "temporary," and how Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is glad gas prices are high, all the better to get people into electric vehicles. Speaking of those, a real-world test of an electric Ford F-150 towing a trailer went poorly ... as anyone with a brain would have suspected.

 

OPENING CHIT CHAT

Biden said one year ago today: No serious economist sees runaway inflation.

 

PRIMARY TOPIC – Biden to Declare ‘Climate Emergency’?

White House - Biden’s Executive Actions on Climate to Address Extreme Heat and Boost Offshore Wind

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/07/20/fact-sheetpresident-bidens-executive-actions-on-climate-to-address-extreme-heat-and-boost-offshore-wind/

 

WSJ editorial - The ‘Beast Mode’ Presidency?: For Biden to declare a ‘climate emergency’ would be a serious abuse of power.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-beast-mode-presidency-joe-biden-climate-emergency-democrats-sheldon-whitehouse-supreme-court-11658268249

 

Bloomberg - Senate Democrats Urge Biden to Declare a ‘Climate Emergency’

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-07-19/senate-democrats-urge-biden-to-declare-a-climate-emergency?cmpid=BBD071922_OUS

 

Bloomberg - White House Considers Emergency Declaration to Fight Climate Change

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-07-19/white-house-mulls-emergency-declaration-to-fight-climate-change

 

WashPost - Biden eyes climate emergency declaration as Democrats demand swift action

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2022/07/18/biden-climate-emergency-manchin/

 

The Federalist - Biden Has No Right To Declare A ‘National Climate Emergency’

https://thefederalist.com/2022/07/19/biden-has-no-right-to-declare-a-national-climate-emergency/

 

RedState - Biden Now Considering Climate Move That Will Devastate Country

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2022/07/19/biden-now-considering-climate-move-that-will-devastate-country-n597683

 

Gina McCarthy – “He is going to move forward with every power available to him to make the change and the shift to clean energy.”  

https://twitter.com/RNCResearch/status/1549755395601829889

 

SECONDARY TOPIC – Pete Buttigieg Keeps Hammering on Electric Cars

Says he’s “astonished” that people won’t pay $55k for an electric car, and that higher gas prices mean more “opportunities” for people to choose electric. [Jim will make video clip]

 

Electric Truck towing contest

https://www.hotcars.com/towing-contest-ford-f-150-lightning-pickup-gmc-sierra-denali/

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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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Chris Talgo is senior editor at The Heartland Institute and a research fellow for Heartland’s Socialism Research Center.
ctalgo@heartland.org
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S. T. Karnick is a senior fellow and director of publications for The Heartland Institute.
skarnick@heartland.org