Another disastrous cabinet pick by President Biden. As governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm implemented a radical environmentalist agenda. The results are below. Shame on the union heads in the energy industry for endorsing Joe Biden for POTUS.
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The FACTS on Biden's Sec of Energy nominee, Jennifer Granholm:
—As MI governor, the state experienced
*a budget crisis
*rise in taxes
*a poor economy
—She has come under fire for her financial interests in industries that would fall under her as Secretary.
— GOP (@GOP) January 27, 2021
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) January 27, 2021
Biden’s Energy Secretary nominee Jennifer Granholm was awful as Michigan’s governor.
She promised new green jobs, but left a record of wasted taxpayer dollars in bankrupt businesses and rising unemployment.
She’d be a disaster for American workers.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) January 27, 2021
Republicans press Granholm on fossil fuels during confirmation hearing
By The Hill, January 27, 2021
Republicans on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee pressed Energy Secretary nominee Jennifer Granholm on fossil fuel issues during her sometimes tense confirmation hearing on Wednesday.
Granholm, the former governor of Michigan, will be tasked with helping implement the president’s goal of expanding clean energy as part of an effort to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
Both Biden and Granholm have stressed that they want to create jobs as part of the transition, with Granholm saying during the hearing the goal is to create 10 million jobs.
Republicans, particularly those from fossil fuel-producing states, expressed skepticism during the hearing about replacing oil and gas jobs.
In opening remarks, Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), who will be the top Republican on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said he won’t “sit idly by … if the Biden administration enforces policies that threaten Wyoming’s economy or the lifeblood of so many people in my home state.”
He also asked Granholm if it is a “good thing” that the U.S. is the world’s largest oil and natural gas producer.
“It is a good thing, and I look forward to working with you to make sure that it’s clean and reduces [greenhouse gas] emissions,” Granholm said.
At several points during the hearing, Granholm stressed her support for still-developing carbon capture and storage technology that would pull emitted carbon from the air and her thoughts that it would be an important part of producing those fuels in a cleaner manner.
And Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) expressed concerns over how long it would take for the jobs to materialize.
“If you’ve lost a job that is putting food on your table now, it’s cold comfort to know that years from now, in a different state, perhaps with a different training … there will be another job available,” Cassidy said.
“When we provided incentives for job providers to locate in Michigan in clean energy in Michigan, they came,” Granholm responded.
Meanwhile, other senators argued that impacts would be worse if the transition to clean energy does not occur.
“The changes in employment patterns occasioned by the movement to a carbon-free economy are obvious,” said Sen. Angus King (I-Maine). “What’s hard to calculate is the drastic changes to our economy if we don’t make this transition and the impacts all over the country in agriculture, in industry, in fisheries. … There’s an enormous cost on the other side that has to be part of this equation.”
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