Marc Morano - Fox and Friends - Fox News Channel - Broadcast August 6, 2021: Morano: "They don't want an up or down vote on the Green New Deal in Congress, so they are slipping it into the 'infrastructure' bill. Most Americans are not even aware that the Green New Deal is being stealthily implemented." ...
"We are trading American energy dominance for dependence on China for rare earth mining. The Biden Administration talk about climate change allegedly being a great national security threat. But their climate policy is our greatest national security threat." ...
"This is going from bad, bad and worse. The Biden administration is virtually signally to damage American national security. We are now transforming America based on a climate scare and they are doing it by stealth means, by hiding it in infrastructure and doing it through executive orders." ...
"The administrative state is behind the scenes, transforming America without an up or down vote by Congress on what they are really doing."
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1) The senate’s 2,700-page infrastructure bill being a major step toward climate central planning,
Morano: The Green New Deal is being imposed without a vote of Congress to pass the Green New Deal
The Biden Admin is implementing the Green New Deal through executive orders, the “infrastructure” bill, mandates and bans on energy exploration.
‘Infrastructure’ Bill Forces State-Mandated CO2 Reduction Programs, with the feds mandating that states craft their own ‘Green New Deal’-style programs
The bill seeks to disincentivize single-occupant vehicle trips and push public transit or carpools and pedestrian facilities and bikes
Empowers states track of total carbon emissions from the production, transport, and use of materials used in the construction of transportation facilities within their states.
Infrastructure Bill Contains Pilot Mileage Tax – Goal Is Make It Too Expensive To Drive
2) Biden planning to sign the EO setting the goal to have 50% of new US vehicle sales in 2030 as electric,
Morano: This will only help China by making the U.S. more dependent on China rare Earth mining.
Transportation Sec. Buttigieg touts that Electric Vehicles will be mandated to be 40% or more of U.S. auto sales by 2030 – Plus the feds will impose ‘ambitious & aggressive’ fuel economy standards for ‘our climate’
Buttigieg: ‘A moral imperative to do something’ on climate: “Basically what you have here is all of the different pulleys and levers of the federal government working in the same direction to a very ambitious and urgently needed goal.”
All of this will make cars more expensive and do nothing to global emissions
Joe Biden’s slip of tongue admits climate futility: ‘I rejoined the Paris Accord because if we do everything perfectly it’s not going to matter.’ – Biden joins Kerry in admitting climate pacts useless
Joe Biden: “The United States accounts for less than 15 percent of carbon emissions. The rest of the world accounts for 85 percent. That’s why I kept my commitment to rejoin the Paris Accord, because if we do everything perfectly, it’s not going to matter.”
Climate Depot Response: “Biden admits it’s all a waste of time and he joins John Kerry in admitting it as well! First off, the climate accords not only won’t impact the climate or weather, but these climate pacts do not even impact global emissions! See:Shock graph of rising CO2 emissions despite ‘planet-saving’ UN climate pacts shows ‘farce’ of ‘climate action’
See: John Kerry again admits climate futility: If U.S. & China ‘could go to zero (CO2 emissions) tomorrow… the world would still have a problem’
‘A moral imperative to do something’ on climate: Transportation Sec. Buttigieg: Electric Vehicles mandated to be 40% or more of U.S. auto sales by 2030 – Plus ‘ambitious & aggressive’ fuel economy standards for ‘our climate’
“Basically what you have here is all of the different pulleys and levers of the federal government working in the same direction to a very ambitious and urgently needed goal,” Buttigieg told CNBC on August 5. “Industry is stepping up and recognizing that there is a business as well as a moral imperative to do something,” Buttigieg said. Buttigieg revealed how the federal government would impose “enforceable targets” and gloated that that “aspirations” and “regulations come together” to help fight climate change. Buttigieg said it was necessary for “a nationwide whole society effort to do what we need to do for our climate but also for our economy.”
Infrastructure Bill Would Require Alcohol Monitors for All New Cars
Buried in the massive proposal—which is already longer than 2,700 pages—is a section titled, “ADVANCED IMPAIRED DRIVING TECHNOLOGY,” which mandates new vehicles include “a system that … passively and accurately detect[s] whether the blood alcohol concentration of a driver of a motor vehicle is equal to or greater than the blood alcohol concentration” of .08, in which case the system would “prevent or limit motor vehicle operation.” Automobile manufacturers would have a three-year grace period to comply with the regulation. …
Intoxalock, a company that manufactures vehicle breathalyzers, has also spent heavily on lobbying in the past five years. It has spent more than $900,000 on lobbyists since 2017, according to the Center For Responsive Politics, including $40,000 to Crossroads Strategies in 2021. The firm boasts many employees who have worked in the federal government, the House of Representatives, and the Senate.
Infrastructure Bill Contains Pilot Mileage Tax – Goal Is Make It Too Expensive To Drive
‘Infrastructure’ Bill Forces State-Mandated CO2 Reduction Programs – ‘Fed govt would mandate states craft ‘Green New Deal’-style programs
“A state, in consultation with any metropolitan planning organization designated within the state, shall develop a carbon reduction strategy,” according to the text, which is also in the officially released version of the bill. [Emphasis added] …
Requirements include but are not limited to:
- Reducing traffic congestion by disincentivizing single-occupant vehicle trips and facilitating “the use of alternatives” like public transportation, shared or pooled vehicle trips, “pedestrian facilities,” and “bicycle facilities” within the state.
- Facilitating the use of vehicles or modes of travel that result in “lower transportation emissions per person-mile traveled as compared to existing vehicles.”
- Incentivizing the construction of vehicles that emit less carbon.
States, at their “discretion,” would also be required to come up with a way to keep track of total carbon emissions from the production, transport, and use of materials used in the construction of transportation facilities within their states.
The secretary of transportation has the power to reject states’ proposed strategies if the plans do not meet the laid out requirements and are therefore deemed “not green enough.”
‘Environmental disaster’: Electric cars have a dirty little recycling problem — batteries
But electric cars have their own dirty little secret: Every electric vehicle, and most hybrid vehicles, rely on large lithium-ion batteries weighing hundreds of pounds. One of the largest, the battery for the Mercedes-Benz EQC, comes in at 1,400 pounds. Typically made with cobalt, nickel, and manganese, among other components, these batteries cost thousands of dollars and come with an environmental burden: They require ingredients sourced from polluting mines and smelters around the world, and they can ultimately contaminate soil and water supplies if improperly disposed.
Bjorn Lomborg: Norway having 10% electric cars is because of ‘massive subsidies’ – New $30K car could receive benefits worth $26K
Electric cars will eventually get us nowhere
Biden is ‘chief lobbyist for the electric car industry’ – Biden rides fuel-guzzling limo while trumpeting electric cars, climate agenda
Marc Morano, the publisher of the climate change and eco-news center Climate Depot, said Mr. Biden was acting as the chief lobbyist for the electric car industry.
“Biden visiting in a gas-guzzling limo is par for the course for climate activists,” Mr. Morano said. “Did the president have to wait in long gas lines to fill up his limo? Did the president have to drive from gas station to gas station to find gas for his ride? Biden is doing his best John Kerry imitation.” Mr. Kerry, the White House climate change envoy, was criticized early this year for flying in private jets to events where he admonished that “too many airplanes” were adding greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.
NYT: Will electric cars become an environmental catastrophe? – ‘Electric cars & renewable energy may not be as green as they appear’
CNN: Electric cars could ‘wipe out this species’ – ‘World will need to mine 42 times as much lithium as was mined in 2020’ to meet UN Paris goals
CNN: “Electric vehicles can’t happen without lithium — and a lot of it. Lithium is a critical mineral in the batteries that power electric vehicles. The world will need to mine 42 times as much lithium as was mined in 2020 if we will meet the climate goals set by the Paris Agreement, according to the International Energy Agency. Existing mines and projects under construction will meet only half the demand for lithium in 2030, the agency said. The United States has only one active lithium mine today. The country will need 500,000 metric tons of lithium carbonate equivalent by 2030, according to research by RK Equity, a New York firm that advises investors on lithium. The entire global lithium carbonate equivalent market last year was 325,000 metric tons, RK Equity partner Howard Klein told CNN Business.”
The US will have to produce almost twice the entire global production just to meet our own needs in less than a decade.
NYT: Will electric cars become an environmental catastrophe?
NYT: “Electric cars and renewable energy may not be as green as they appear,”