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A winning message for America’s energy future

March 29th, 2024

The issue: President Biden’s energy policies are bad for our economy, bad for America and bad for our allies. Speaker of the House Mike Johnson recently pointed out the ill effects in a series of posts on X, while highlighting his caucus’ efforts to put forth a common sense agenda for America’s energy future.

Why it matters: 

  • House Republicans are determined to protect American jobs and unleash American energy dominance once again.
  • That’s why the House passed six bills last week to combat Biden’s anti-energy agenda.
  • Americans are fed up with Biden’s green-at-all-costs agenda that’s driving inflation and making them pay more for gas and utility bills.

Johnson visited Texas to advance the cause of domestic energy. “Energy security is national security,” he said, which echoes TEA’s Common Sense Energy agenda.

Consider: House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) and others also have fought for domestic oil and gas production amid the green-at-any-cost push coming from Biden and his cabinet. In his first 26 months in office, energy prices under President Biden increased roughly 37.2 percent — the largest increase of any of the previous seven administrations.

Scalise continues his advocacy by also being a strong proponent of American energy. He touts our nation’s ingenuity, accurately saying we do it better than anyone else in the world.

Bidenomics is simple: It means you pay more for goods and services, as Speaker Johnson points out. Americans are spending over $11,400 more annually to buy basic goods under his failed policies aimed at subsidizing green energy at any cost to taxpayers. Remember, free markets and human innovation always prevail.

Bottom Line: Last week, the House GOP laid out a vision for common sense energy policies for 2024 and beyond. This is what voters want to see and what our nation desperately needs.

The issue: Harvard Law School is hosting a screening of “How to Blow Up a Pipeline,” a movie whose website includes a “Take Action” page with a map of U.S. pipelines.

Why it matters: This is a blatant act of inciting domestic terrorism —  and one of America’s most prestigious universities is actively promoting it next Wednesday in one of its learning halls. The teaser says, in part, “The film follows a group of young environmental activists as they plan to sabotage and explode an oil pipeline in Texas. Part revenge thriller, part political fable of what could be an act of ‘productive terrorism.'”

Someone please explain what the term “productive terrorism” means. Terrorism is terrorism, plain and simple. It’s destructive, not productive.

However, opposition is growing against public institutions like Harvard that promote this type of activity.

  • Infrastructure attacks are real and costly, not to mention the possibility of injury or loss of human life as collateral damage.

  • It further states: “Inspired by Andreas Malm’s controversial 2021 non-fiction book with the same title, where sabotage is promoted as a necessary form of climate activism at this moment of crisis, the film is an arresting call to action.”
  • Blowing up America’s infrastructure is a crime in many states, not a call to action. More than 20 states have passed “critical infrastructure laws” in response to these threats.

We agree completely with conservative influencer Walter Wan, who says that since Harvard Law is now promoting terrorism (vandalism of critical U.S. energy supplies) in the U.S., the State Department should designate Harvard as a terrorist organization.

Last year when this film debuted, it caught the attention of the FBI and 23 other federal and state agencies. While we generally support free speech on our college campuses, this is a bridge too far. It’s irresponsible at least, if not felonious in its intent.

Bottom Line: Promoting acts of violence and damaging private property all in the name of allegedly saving the planet is beyond ludicrous. In our mind — and in the eyes of law enforcement everywhere — it should be viewed as criminal.

Gas prices didn’t move much over the past week, with the national average holding steady at $3.53. Don’t be “fooled” however, this trend may not hold in April. Expect average prices to continue creeping upwards as spring progresses and more drivers hit the road.

Nothing on the calendar for next week. Happy Easter!

“You cannot burn coal to make electricity. That is BAD. Communist China can burn coal to make solar panels with slave and child labor to make electricity. That is GREEN. Get it?

-Daniel Turner, Executive Director of Power the Future, on Twitter/X.