TRUMP: "I am especially proud to be the first president in decades who has started no new wars." pic.twitter.com/dlxyTwZDXp
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 19, 2021
Climate Depot’s Marc Morano comments: – Producer of Climate Hustle 2
& the Author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change
& Author of the upcoming book Green Fraud: Why the Green New Deal Is Even Worse than You Think
Morano: Thank you, Mr. President! You have achieved what few Presidents have when it comes to securing the U.S.’s national security. Your energy policies contributed greatly to achieving no new wars. Previous Presidents paid lip service to “energy independence” but during your administration, you not only achieved it, but you also went one step better — you presided over an American energy renaissance that led to U.S. energy dominance! See: Trump Administration’s lists energy accomplishments that led to American Energy Independence
In 2019, “U.S. energy exports exceeded imports for the first time since 1952,” the EIA reported. The EIA also reported, “In 2019, U.S. energy production exceeded energy consumption for the first time since 1957,” when Dwight D. Eisenhower was president. Trump’s energy achievements were so off the charts that the last time the U.S. saw this kind of energy dominance was when Harry S. Truman was president in 1952! President Trump accomplished all of this while the U.S. continued to lead the world in reducing carbon dioxide emissions. See: DEMOCRATS DIDN’T CLAP AS TRUMP TOUTED AMERICAN ENERGY BOOM IN SOTU – “We have unleashed a revolution in American Energy – the United States is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas in the world,” Trump said. “And now, for the first time in 65 years, we are a net exporter of energy.”
Climate activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (RFK Jr.) explained in 2020 that “American wars have been, to a greater or lesser extent, strategic struggles over control of coal ports, shipping routes, and oil fields.” Kennedy added, “Protecting American oil and coal resources and ports became a raison d’être for an endless parade of new American wars and interventions.”
But what climate activists like RFK Jr. fail to comprehend — and President Trump understood — is that a policy that promotes a massive expansion of U.S. domestic energy production is one of the best safeguards against engaging in “an endless parade” of wars and interventions over energy supplies.
Thanks to the Trump administration’s America First energy policy, the U.S. no longer needs to start or fight in wars over energy. America has its own domestically produced energy to rely on.
And the Biden-Harris administration will overturn it all with the coming Green New Deal and many other “climate” regulations and the UN Paris climate pact. Biden and Harris are set to go way beyond anything President Obama’s administration attempted in the area of climate change policy. See: Noam Chomsky: Biden on climate is ‘farther to the left than any Democratic candidate in memory’ – Biden’s climate agenda was ‘largely written by the Sunrise Movement’
The Green New Deal is bad for America’s national security because its goal is to either place more restrictions or eliminate altogether American drilling, mining, fracking, pipelines, and energy extraction. The GND will result in more reliance on conflict energy from such places as the Middle East, Venezuela, and China, where human rights and environmental protection may be less than desirable. But the GND, by restricting fossil fuels and mandating solar, wind and electric vehicles will result in more environmental degradation due to increasing the U.S. dependence on rare earth mining operated by China and Russia. See: Green Killers: Congo’s Miners Dying to Feed World’s Hunger for Electric Cars – Last year about 70% of the world’s supply came from the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the poorest, most violent and corrupt places on Earth. Much of its cobalt comes from around this town.
“Shutting down U.S. energy supplies means dependence on Middle East oil, which means a permanent state of war for the Military-Industrial Complex,” climate skeptic Tony Heller wrote in 2020.
The GND with its restrictions on fossil fuels and mandates on solar, wind, and electrical vehicles will result in the U.S. losing both energy independence and dominance, and the GND will further increase U.S. dependence on rare earth mining operated by China and Russia. “China, for example, supplies about 90% of rare-earths for the world.
On the cobalt front, China has also quietly gained control over more than 90% of the battery industry’s cobalt refining, without which the raw ore is useless. Russia is a massive nickel producer,” explained energy analyst Mark P. Mills of the Manhattan Institute.
Biden’s climate czar John Kerry is dead wrong on climate change being a national security threat. See: John Kerry doubles down on climate change: ‘It is increasingly a national security threat’
Under Trump, U.S. becomes oil exporter – For the first time since at least the 1940s, the United States is exporting more oil and petroleum than it imports, spurring economic growth. This accomplishment is due in large part to President Donald Trump’s decision to remove onerous Obama-era restrictions on oil production on federal lands, and it fulfills a long-stated public policy dream that only recently seemed achievable.
The U.S. Must Choose Ethical Energy Over Conflict Energy – ‘Limiting North American drilling, mining, pipelines & energy extraction can only mean more reliance on conflict energy from places like the Middle East, Venezuela and China, where human rights & environmental protection may be less than desirable.’