Reporting from Watford City, North Dakota, the Fargo Forum interviewed local residents regarding President Biden’s hostility to oil and gas workers:

“I think everybody up here feels like we’re absolutely screwed,” said Tara Paul, a Denver native who followed her sons to western North Dakota oil country just months before the pandemic hit.

Despite the claims of the Biden administration, workers cannot simply switch to working on solar panels. One of Tara’s sons, Shawn, shared his frustration over Biden’s lack of empathy:

For Shawn, 23, even if oil prices rebound in the next few years, the Biden climate agenda and the newly secured Democratic control in Washington look like writing on the wall for his long-term hopes in the oil business. “You build your lifestyle on these things, and you have to change your whole life up because of politics,” Shawn said.

On Dec. 19, 2019, Biden said he would be willing to displace “hundreds of thousands of blue collar workers” in pursuit of a “Green New Deal.”

Biden also suggested energy workers who lose their job due to his policies should learn to code.

On Dec. 30, 2019, Joe Biden said: “Anybody who can go down 300 to 3,000 feet in a mine can sure as hell learn to program as well…Give me a break! Anybody who can throw coal into a furnace can learn how to program, for god’s sake!

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