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Anyone that thinks that Joe Biden’s plan to eliminate fossil fuels is smart policy hasn’t read Rep. Fred Keller’s op-ed on the subject. First, Rep. Keller highlights the fact that Vice President Biden promised to eliminate fossil fuels during the last set of Democrat debates.

Next, Rep. Keller explains what fossil fuels mean to the economic well-being of Pennsylvania families. Rep. Keller explains how many jobs would be lost if Biden’s plan became reality, how much families’ electric bills would rise and how much school funding would drop as a result of Vice President Biden’s plan. Biden insists that “We would work it out”, supposedly with the natural gas workers whose jobs would get flushed down the toilet to appease the nutty environmentalist base of the Democratic Party.

The complete elimination of fossil fuels spells more pain than just massive tax increases for working families. It means weakening our national security by eliminating our ability to be energy independent, killing a thriving energy economy and the hundreds of thousands of jobs it supports, and stopping investment in rural America.

Then there’s this:

For example, last year, Massachusetts was forced to import natural gas from Russia due to New York’s refusal to put in place pipeline infrastructure that can get natural gas to markets where it is needed.

Those concerned about Russian interference need to be concerned with Russia’s ability to influence our country when Americans are forced to buy natural gas from Russian gas companies and when countries like Russia have leverage to increase the price of natural gas in the winter time and turn the lights off for millions of Americans.

Biden’s idea is stupid. It isn’t questionable. It isn’t something that good people can disagree on. It’s a stupid idea. Period.

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