The Biden administration is pushing an aggressive climate agenda and has no problem spending taxpayer money to do it.
The latest example of this comes from the little-known Department of Transportation safety subagency, where Biden’s nominee to lead the agency privately boasted that she would use her position to push climate policies.
Ann Carlson, an environmental law expert, was recruited by the Biden-Harris transition team in early January 2021 to serve as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) chief counsel, according to emails obtained by the watchdog group Government Accountability & Oversight (GAO).
In her position, Carlson has overseen key agency initiatives like the modification of fuel economy standards and has served as acting administrator since September.
She boasted to colleagues at UCLA Law in January 2021 that “the agency is in charge of climate standards for cars and trucks, which is why they have recruited me for the position.”
Days later, she wrote to board members of UCLA’s Emmett Institute on Climate Change & the Environment, similarly boasting of the climate policymaking potential at NHTSA, saying “I view my appointment (and a number of others) as evidence that the Biden Administration is truly committed to a ‘whole of government’ approach to addressing climate change.”
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In August 2021, Biden signed an executive order directing the Environmental Protection Agency and Transportation Department to issue regulations on fuel efficiency and emissions standards, and the NHTSA unveiled ambitious new standards that it acknowledged would cost automakers about $236.5 billion and eventually make cars $1,000 more expensive.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., the current chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee, said the regulations “will only add to the cost of new cars, depriving people of safe, affordable vehicles.”
But that hasn’t stopped the Biden administration from pushing their climate agenda. Carlson also reportedly helped coordinate high-profile climate nuisance lawsuits filed by a dark money-fueled law firm against fossil fuel companies in 2017 and 2018.
This whole situation is outrageous. The Biden administration is spending taxpayer money to ram through a climate agenda that was never voted on and goes against the will of the taxpayers. It’s also a huge waste of money and resources that could be used to help the American people in other ways.
What’s worse is that this administration is also pushing for stricter gun control laws, which goes against the 2nd Amendment. It’s clear that this administration is out of touch with the American people and their priorities.
If Biden and his team really wanted to do something about climate change, they should focus on policies that would actually make a difference, like investing in clean energy technology and incentivizing businesses to reduce their emissions. Spending taxpayer money on costly regulations is not only ineffective, it’s also fiscally irresponsible.
Erica Carlin is an independent journalist, opinion writer and contributor to several news and opinion sources. She is based in Georgia.