President Joe Biden has been in office for just over 100 days and he has already had a profound impact on energy policy, especially now that Democrats control both houses of Congress and the White House.
Part of that impact is a renewed focus on so-called anthropogenic climate change, which U.S. Representative Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) says is hurting the quality of life for low-income families.
During an interview with FM Talk 106.5 mobile radio’s “The Jeff Poor Show,” Palmer argued with a greater focus on race, that Democrats should examine the impact of these policies on low-income minority families. income.
“They did everything about race,” he said. “I am part of the select committee on the climate crisis. I also sit on the energy and trade committee. Now they talk about “climate justice”, “environmental justice”. And what they don’t talk about is economic justice. You know, I ran a think tank for years, and we looked at the impact of rising energy costs on low-income families, especially minority families. We looked at the health consequences of living in homes in winter that aren’t warm enough, particularly for cardiovascular and respiratory disease. So I started pushing them back and talking about energy justice and energy poverty. I did this for three or four consecutive hearings where I brought up the fact that there is a town in Illinois, Pembroke Township – 2,100 people, 80% of the population is black. But they don’t have a gas pipeline in this town. People heat their homes with propane. It is more expensive and in many cases with wood stoves.
“[T]hey talk about climate justice and environmental justice, and I want to talk about energy poverty, energy justice and economic justice,” Palmer added. “And how they really don’t care about people, especially low income people.”
@Jeff_Poor is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of South Alabama, editor of Breitbart TV, columnist for Mobile’s Lagniappe Weekly and host of Mobile’s “The Jeff Poor Show” from 9am-12pm on FM Talk 106.5.