During the last presidential debate of 2020, President Trump called out Joe Biden for his promises to end fracking and the use of fossil fuels in the US, but Biden lied.
Joe Biden denied during the debate that he opposed fracking — an industry that supports millions of American jobs — but President Trump and anyone that has been paying attention know that Biden caved to the radical environmentalists months ago to secure his nomination.
He promised them that he would end fracking and the use of fossil fuels in the US if he became president when he was seeking the nomination, and then turned around and lied about statements of which there is video evidence.
Biden has reason to deny his real intentions because he knows that the notion of banning fracking and fossil fuels only resonates with radical environmentalists and the far-left fringe of the Democrat party. Most Americans know that a complete ban on fossil fuels will lead to energy shortages like the ones happening in California when customers were asked to go without air conditioning in the hottest days of summer.
Fracking has created millions of jobs and the price of gasoline nationwide has decreased, leaving more money in American pockets. Several states’ economies — including swing-state, Pennsylvania, also Biden’s home state — have boomed because of fracking and a Biden administration would return them to Obama-era recession. Does anyone really want that?
The practice of fracking has helped to make the US the top oil producer in the world, and ending the industry for good would have catastrophic consequences for blue-collar Americans.
Fracking and the resulting increase in the supply of natural gas has even helped the environment by reducing carbon emissions. According to the Washington Examiner:
Increased natural gas use, made possible by fracking and the resulting low prices, is the primary reason the United States has reduced carbon emissions by 13 percent since 2008, more than any other nation in the world so far this century on a raw tonnage basis.
President Trump’s campaign, per Biden’s demand, compiled a video of the multiple times Biden said he would ban fracking and fossil fuels. Watch:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2020