“American innovation, not government mandates that eliminate jobs, is driving emission reductions,” Higgins said in a statement. “However, if President Biden really believes in his radical climate agenda, then he should lead by example starting at the White House.”
H. Res. 149 begins “calling on President Biden to immediately implement his radical climate agenda at the White House, banning the use of oil products and energy sources”.
These items include smartphones, cameras, computers, coffee makers and surgical masks, among other common objects – in addition to oil and gas energy.
To carry out the latter, Higgins suggested “immediately separate the White House from the power grid” and install windmills and solar panels on the presidential lawn. The resolution also calls on Biden to replace Air Force One and Marine One with electric-powered aircraft and the presidential limo with an electric car.
“Modern life is not possible without the oil and gas industry,” said Higgins. “These sources of energy supply the world and petroleum products are found in just about everything everywhere.”
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Higgins, an army veteran and former SWAT operator, earlier this month criticized Biden’s climate policies in an opinion article published in the Lafayette newspaper. Daily Advertiser.
“In the first two weeks, we saw the government revoke licenses for the Keystone XL gas pipeline, enact a drilling moratorium for federal land and waters, re-adhere to the mistaken Paris Agreement and start implementing the New Deal Green standards,” he wrote he. “The resurgence of these Obama-era policies will have the same result now as before, the destruction of American jobs, higher energy costs and undermining global security interests. Those who will benefit most include China and Russia.”