House Republicans to introduce climate change strategy with eye on midterms

By Paul Homewood

This is worth reading:


House Republicans are preparing to release a six-part strategy to try to tame surging gasoline prices and to combat climate change that calls for increasing production of all types of energy and sets no greenhouse gas targets.

The plan to be released Thursday is the product of an “energy, climate, and conservation task force” created by top House Republican Kevin McCarthy last year that he tasked with devising a policy agenda to address climate change should Republicans capture the House in the 2022 midterm elections.

Full story here.



This is the key section:




In short, they oppose policies aimed at reducing fossil fuel use and want to streamline development of oil and gas. They also oppose subsidising renewable energy.

The GOP look certain to win a landslide in the November mid-terms, which would kill Biden’s Green New Deal stone dead, as far as legislative and budgetary activity is concerned. And there seems little appetite for major legislation before then.

That still leaves actions that the President can take under his executive powers, such as rules and regulations. However these are likely to have little overall impact.


June 7, 2022 at 04:18AM

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