Washington, D.C. – President Joe Biden is headed to Colorado today to talk up his Administration’s radical climate agenda authored by Green New Deal architect, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The petroleum industry employs about 100,000 people in Colorado, and generates $13.5 billion in economic activity, providing state and local governments with $1 billion in tax revenue. Unfortunately, they have been bamboozled by their senior Senator – and failed presidential candidate – Michael Bennet, who has caved to pressure from the radical Left to toe the AOC, Green New Deal line.
- He cowardly voted “present” on the motion to invoke cloture and proceed with the Green New Deal resolution.
- Then, he brazenly flip-flopped on the Keystone XL pipeline that would have created thousands of jobs and offered a safe, environmentally friendly way of transporting gas from Canada.
- Bennet has voted multiple times against blocking the Biden Administration from banning fracking, a move that would directly impact the livelihoods of many Coloradans.
- He even voted against an amendment to expand the use of natural gas as a means to reduce greenhouse emissions.
When the President arrives in Colorado to regurgitate AOC’s talking points, many Coloradans will feel attacked, but there will be one man who is happy to throw his constituents under the bus and applaud: Senator Michael Bennet.
Statement from NRSC Spokesman T.W. Arrighi: “Many Coloradans are asking themselves: What in the world happened to Michael Bennet? The energy industry in Colorado is under unprecedented assault and Bennet now appears content to burn the whole industry to the ground. Biden and AOC have ushered in a new age of Green New Deal environmentalism, and the losers in this deal are the people of Colorado.”