Dear Friends and Neighbors,
When I was in college, I wanted to make my career in environmental protection. I went to Penn State for environmental resource management, took an internship at a wastewater treatment plant, and did graduate research on the relationship between environmental science and policy.
Along the way, I discovered that politics often trumped science in the issuance of environmental regulations. I learned that fearmongering was a favorite tactic of radical environmentalists. And I realized that some of my peers cared more about tearing down capitalism than protecting natural resources.
Unfortunately, that sentiment remains alive and well among the far left.
This week in the Middle East, world leaders are negotiating a new international treaty to combat global climate change. Vice President Kamala Harris has already pledged $3 billion in foreign aid to the Green Climate Fund, which will provide additional cash to countries like China for climate-related projects. She is backed by Joe Biden and Susan Wild, who calls climate change an “existential threat” to our country.
Let me be clear. We are not going to die from global climate change. But the policies being forced upon us to counter climate change are causing grave damage to our country. They are degrading our economy, enriching Chinese communists, harming working men and women, and putting us at risk of catastrophic infrastructure failure. To make matters worse, these policies are not even protecting the environment.
Consider the Biden Administration’s approach to electric power. To reduce carbon emissions, the U.S. will close 173 coal power plants, half of our current capacity, within the next seven years (here). Meanwhile, China is building two new coal power plants per week (here) and is using that cheap electricity, along with state subsidies and slave labor (here), to sell us renewable energy components that replace the domestic production we take offline.
That’s not protecting the environment. That’s raising our electricity costs and making us more dependent on China.
The U.S. has abundant, clean, domestic energy reserves that can deliver affordable power without relying on foreign sources, if only our government lets us use them. And we are already moving towards renewable fuels and clean transportation without the heavy-handed tactics of the Biden Administration. If we simply let the marketplace work, we will have an orderly transition.
I’m just as dedicated today to protecting the environment as I was in college. But I’m also committed to freedom and prosperity. We must not be afraid to confront radical environmentalism and defend our rights to responsibly consume natural resources to improve people’s lives.
Keep America Free.
Kevin Dellicker, from Heidelberg Township, Lehigh County, is a Republican running for United States House of Representatives in Pennsylvania’s 7th District. He owns a technology company and is a 28-year veteran of the United States Armed Forces. To learn more about his campaign visit www.dellickerforcongress.com.
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