During last night’s final presidential debate candidate, Joe Biden vowed to end the oil and gas industry, an industry crucial to America’s national security and economy.
Biden would not commit to banning fracking but did commit to ending the oil and gas industry which is crucial in states like Texas, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania.
According to The Hill:
“I do rule out banning fracking because we need other industries to transition to only net-zero emissions,” Biden said. “What I will do with fracking over time is make sure we can capture the emissions from fracking, capture the emissions from gas.”
“I would transition from the oil industry, yes,” Biden said later. “It’s a big statement because the oil industry pollutes significantly. … It has to be replaced by renewable energy over time.”
“Will you remember that Texas? Will you remember that, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma?” Trump said.
Biden’s comments got pushback from one Oklahoma Democrat.
Here’s one of the places Biden and I disagree. We must stand up for our oil and gas industry. We need an all-of-the-above energy approach that’s consumer friendly, values energy independence, and protects OK jobs. I’ll keep fighting for that in Congress. https://t.co/9fIaZ8pyY1
— Kendra Horn (@HornForCongress) October 23, 2020
This was the final time President Trump would take the debate stage as President of the United States regardless of the outcome in November.