Entire America and especially the state of Texas is facing unprecedented weather conditions as deep freeze continues to torment the Americans. With the usually hot and humid Texas having temperatures comparable to that of Alaska, millions of Texans are scouring around with their propane canisters to shops. While the oil and shale industry has halted, albeit momentarily due to the prevailing conditions, the non-conventional energy sector that Democrats championed in their Green New Deal has come to a grinding stop and doesn’t look to resume anytime soon. The Windmills that Biden envisioned as the future of Texas have frozen and as a result, the power grid failed.
Texas produces roughly 4.6 million barrels of oil per day and is home to some of the nation’s top gasoline and diesel-producing refineries. However, rather than celebrate and benefit from Texas’s vast natural resources, left-liberal politicians took the fashionable route and became recklessly reliant on so-called alternative energy, meaning windmills.
It is imperative to note that fifteen years ago, there were virtually no wind farms in Texas. However, last year, roughly a quarter of all electricity generated in the state came from wind.
And this is one of the reasons why Texas currently finds itself in a soup. The muddling, virtue-signalling policies of the Democrats have caused this agony to the red state.
Shortly after coming to power, Biden passed a blanket order that banned new oil and natural gas leases and drilling permits on federal land and in federal water for 60 days. If a report prepared by a top oil and natural gas industry group last year is to be believed, Americans would face 1 million job losses by 2022, if Biden permanently pauses oil and natural gas development on public lands and water. 120,000 jobs may be lost in Texas alone and 62,000 jobs may be lost in New Mexico.
Add to it the fact that Biden has rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement and that essentially means millions of Americans currently dependent on the natural gas sector are set to lose their jobs.
As reported by TFI, Biden is the same person who in December 2019 had suggested a mind-numbing idea that if coal miners lose their job due to his policies then they should learn to code.
It’s not wrong to say that environment need not be protected but introducing sweeping changes in the energy industry sector in a short span of time is expected to sow the seeds of a dystopian and catastrophic future.
Imagine a similar deep freeze condition in the future with millions of Texans sitting unemployed at home as Biden rolls out his disastrous Green New Deal in its floundering magnanimity – imagine, what would happen then? Complete and utter chaos.
The Americans who are currently able to flock to shops and buy the necessary equipment, which by the way is churned using the oil and energy industry, will be sitting in their freezing homes, waiting for the Chinese-made Windmills to rotate. Thousands would have died by the time those unreliable motors will have swung into action.
Moreover, isn’t the entire point of environmental conservation is to help minimise the loss of human lives in addition to restoring the health of the planet,? However, at this stage, it certainly seems a bit hard to imagine any of that happening if Biden’s policies and their implementation is any indication.
Implement the Green Laws, by all means; enter the Paris Treaty without a second thought but at the end of the day make sure that the sector which contributes immensely to the GDP (nearly 8 per cent) of the country is not left to bleed out. Because if that happens, having an environmental catastrophe would seem like a welcome escape to the people who would be anyway suffering at that point.
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The disastrous socialist policy paper, that Biden had prepared in cohesion with Bernie Sanders, is already foreshadowing the events of the future. America has been served a reality check as to what can happen if Biden continues to chart on this hara-kiri route. Its high time that the Biden administration rails back its enthusiasm in implementing the green deal and work with the involved stakeholder to chalk out a middle ground.
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