Economic freedom and the prosperity afforded by abundant and reliable energy leads to better environmental protection. The United States achieved dramatic environmental improvements in the past 50 years through technology, not socialism.
Fossil fuels have helped raise life expectancy, increase our standard of living, revolutionize agricultural production, and make it possible for the earth to support billions of people. Bans on the extraction of fossil fuels are immoral and harmful in a world where billions are still suffering from energy poverty.
California’s climate change policies, which the Green New Deal seeks to apply to the whole country, are being challenged in court for causing “unlawful disparate impacts to minority populations," a fact that directly contradicts the far-fetched notion espoused in the resolution’s goal of repairing the “historic oppression” of minority communities.