AG Climate Pollitics

AG Climate Pollitics

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson. You won’t hear the president boasting, the Washington Post reports, but the U.S. is producing more than 13 million barrels of oil a day, a record, even as his climate spending soars.

But gas prices have eased, key to Biden’s reelection chances.

Meantime, Republicans like California’s Doug LaMalfa are pushing back on the president’s climate agenda …

LaMALFA … “If you’ve got it, a truck brought it. It’s probably a diesel-powered truck, as you see so many efforts, failed efforts of electrifying vehicles, cars, trucks, etc. Oh, there’s a few out there, getting around, yes, but not on a dependable basis, to keep our supply chain going.”

And after COP 28 in Dubai …

LaMALFA … “You have elites over at conferences like this, saying ‘we need to cut back on meat, we need to cut out agriculture.’ They want us to cut 30 percent of our agriculture. Well, there’s already a food shortage in much of the world, and even in some of our urban areas in this country. You want to depend on it coming from somewhere else? That works really great. Wait until they have a food embargo, like the fuel embargoes we had in the Seventies.”

And while Agriculture has relented on some of Biden’s climate agenda, LaMalfa argues, it’s gone too far …

LaMALFA … “So, it’s about time we put aside this nonsense of getting to some kind of zero output of carbon by 2035 or 2050 or whatever nice round number that they dream up as a goal, like my home state of California.”

LaMalfa says the U.S. and Europe have already cut carbon emissions 10 to 15%, while China, India and others have done little.

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