Senator Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have introduced a bill that would have Biden declare a “climate emergency” giving him new powers to begin “climate lockdowns.”
If the bill is passed it would give Biden new powers and billions of dollars to spend. The bill would allow Biden to declare a national emergency and impose lockdowns similar to want we’ve experienced during the pandemic.
The National Climate Emergency Act, introduced by Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, along with Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, would direct Biden to declare a national emergency under the National Emergencies Act of 1976, allowing him to unlock sweeping presidential powers and be able to organize resources to mitigate climate change.
The idea is already being tossed around by liberals, Mariana Mazzucato, economics professor at the University of London wrote about enacting climate lockdowns in a piece for MarketWatch:
“Under a “climate lockdown”, governments would limit private-vehicle use, ban consumption of red meat, and impose extreme energy-saving measures, while fossil-fuel companies would have to stop drilling. To avoid such a scenario, we must overhaul our economic structures and do capitalism differently.”
Biden’s Green Energy Czar John Kerry has already said that the Paris agreement is “inadequate” and wants tougher restrictions to “save the planet.”
We’ve already seen public officials at the county and state level get drunk with power imposing coronavirus restrictions under the mask of public health. Just imagine the next outbreak of wild fires in California or bad hurricane season, Biden declares a climate emergency allowing he and officials to take over parts of the economy under the disguise of saving the planet. Officials could then impose similar restrictions we’ve experienced during the pandemic to “build back better” because it’s an issue of national security.
Written by February 8, 2021–
ARTICLE SOURCE: newsthud.com