Biden Lies to Pennsylvania About His Fracking Ban

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Posted by John Kartch on Thursday, April 23rd, 2020, 10:45 AM PERMALINK

Joe Biden is on the record stating there will be "no new fracking" if he is elected.

Biden also said "we are going to get rid of fossil fuels."

Biden also said if he gets to the White House he will make sure there is "no ability for the oil industry to continue to drill, Period."

But Biden covered up those statements and lied when questioned by a Pennsylvania news station on Monday.

Here are Biden's direct statements of hostility to a key part of Pennsylvania's livelihood:

On Jan. 24 in New Hampshire, Biden said he would stop fracking and stop pipeline infrastructure.

On Feb. 5 in New Hampshire, Biden said:"We are going to get rid of fossil fuels."

On March 15 during a CNN debate in DC, Biden said: "No new fracking."

On March 15 Biden also said: "No ability for the oil industry to continue to drill, Period."

On Sept. 6, 2019 Biden said: “I guarantee, I guarantee we are going to end fossil fuel.”

During a Dec. 19, 2019 CNN debate, Biden said he is willing to sacrifice hundreds of thousands of blue collar jobs to pursue his agenda:

Moderator: "Three consecutive American presidents have enjoyed stints of explosive economic growth due to a boom in oil and natural gas production. As President would you be willing to sacrifice some of that growth even knowing potentially that it could displace thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of blue collar workers in the interest of transitioning to that greener economy?"

Biden: "The answer is yes."

But when a Pennsylvania station questioned him on Monday, Biden lied:

Anchor: "There's a lot of work going on with the country and they use fracking. The question is if you are are elected president, would you shut down this industry?"

Biden: "No, I wouldn't shut down this industry. I know our Republican friends are trying to say I said that."

Watch the video below:

If elected, Biden's hostility to fracking will further devastate the economy of Pennsylvania and many battleground states, as noted in the Wall Street Journal:

Curtailing U.S. oil and gas production would be economically disastrous. At least $1 trillion of U.S. economic output is related to the shale revolution, and more than 1.5 million Americans are employed by the industry. A PricewaterhouseCoopers study for the American Petroleum Institute found that at least four million American jobs are tied to the shale oil and gas revolution in areas like auto production, construction, petroleum engineering, pipe fitting, service stations, steel production and trucking.

Democrats' quest to eliminate these jobs would hurt them in the swing states they'll need to win to unseat President Trump. Ohio and Michigan have a combined total of more than 400,000 workers in the shale industry. Pennsylvania has another 320,000. Colorado and Florida each have more than 200,000 workers in oil and gas.

To stay up-to-date on Biden's tax hikes, visit ATR.Org/HighTaxJoe

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