(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – No matter how much economic damage the skyrocketing cost of gasoline at the pump is causing hard-working Americans, some liberals won’t give an inch and admit that the United States of America needs to be energy independent through far more domestic oil and gas production.
U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) is one of those extreme liberals. Like so many other socialists, Merkley only knows two words when it comes to the solution for America’s energy crisis – “green energy.”
As Breitbart sums it up in “Merkley: ‘We Should Have a Climate Emergency’ and Need to ‘Have the World Transition’ to Green Energy to Undercut Russia“:
“On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) argued that in order to undermine Russia’s power, we have to ‘end our dependence on oil and have the world transition to renewable energy.’ Because Russia will be able to sell oil as long as there’s demand for oil, and called for a ‘climate emergency.'”
According to Merkley:
“As long as there is a world market for oil, Russia will be able to sell its oil. And so, unfortunately, not all my colleagues yet understand that the way to undercut the power of Russia is to end our dependence on oil and have the world transition to renewable energy.”
He then made his case for, you guessed it, “green energy” – claiming it’s less expensive than fossil fuels.
“Now, [green energy is] cheaper. So, we have every reason to pivot quickly. We should be having a national American solar program. We should have a climate emergency. We should be transitioning to offshore wind, and we should be doing it in partnership and leading the world in this effort to end this addiction to oil, this damage to the climate, and the enrichment of people like Putin.”
What is your opinion about Merkley’s statements? Do you believe green energy is cheaper than the vast amount of fossil fuels still available to the United States both onshore and offshore? Please email [email protected] with your opinion about Merkley. Thank you.