Report: Biden's New Climate Strategy Is For Americans to Stay Home, Work and Meet Virtually

Report: Biden's New Climate Strategy Is For Americans to Stay Home, Work and Meet Virtually

The Biden administration’s climate agenda was insanely far-left to begin with, but now it’s taking a turn into the absurd.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, the regime’s plan to ‘reduce emissions’ is to pressure Americans to stay off the roads, stay in their homes, and work and meet virtually.

“The COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t all bad, a new Biden administration plan to fight climate change argues: It at least ‘highlighted major opportunities’ to reduce travel demand and lower carbon emissions through ‘remote work and virtual interactions,'” the outlet reported.

The outlet adds:

The plan—which President Joe Biden’s Environmental Protection Agency and Energy, Transportation, and Housing departments released in January—aims to “eliminate nearly all greenhouse gas emissions” from the transportation sector by 2050, mostly through a transition to electric vehicles. Also included in the plan, however, is a controversial call to reduce “commuting miles” through “an increase in remote work and virtual engagements,” including in education.

Mind you, if most vehicles are electric and are not producing emissions, then technically, it shouldn’t matter how many Americans are on the roads and working in offices or stores. So, we have to begin questioning the real motives behind this push to keep everyone off the highways and locked away in their homes.

“Telework and other components of a digital economy … can improve convenience by reducing travel demand, especially for work commuting,” the plan says. “The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted major opportunities for telework, with some studies showing the possibility of 10 percent long-term reduction in annual vehicle miles traveled.” The plan goes on to identify “remote access to services like health care and education” as one of the “key determinants of future travel demand.”

Naturally, green groups are applauding the plan. In April 2020, for example, the Rocky Mountain Institute touted “opportunities to reduce vehicle miles traveled via telework.”

But of course, most Americans won’t like this, and that includes small business owners who literally exist on foot traffic. Orgs for small businesses point out that during the lockdown pandemic, some 100,000 small businesses shuttered for good.

For Job Creators Network president Alfredo Ortiz, the history of mass store closures would repeat itself if widespread telework was adopted in the name of climate change (or anything, really).

“Once again, the Biden administration is blindly pursuing a ‘green’ agenda despite the unintended consequences it poses to the economy and, more specifically, small businesses,” Ortiz told the Washington Free Beacon. “Small businesses struggled to survive the pandemic and we don’t need to return to a similar environment in which in-person consumer demand is severely compromised.”

Now, for some reality: During Donald Trump’s term, American gas and oil companies were operating at full capacity; beefy, V-8-powered vehicles dominated automaker sales; and the U.S. became a net energy exporter — all while emissions fell, even as our economy flourished, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

What does that tell you about Democrats’ climate emissions claims?


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