Who was that masked man?

President Biden preached unity on the steps of the Capitol at noon and then turned about and signed 17 shamelessly partisan, divisive and destructive executive orders before dinner.

CFACT’s Marc Morano responded rapidly, appearing on Fox and Friends this morning to lay out the facts on three of the worst:

  • Plunging back into the UN Paris Climate Accord
  • Blocking oil production in Alaska’s ANWR
  • Canceling the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline

“This is going to hammer middle America,” Marc said, “and it’s not going to change the climate one bit.  So we’re back where we were under President Obama with more climate virtue signalling.”

“The cost of energy is going to go up… America went under President Trump, which was a very aggressive pro-domestic energy policy, we became not only energy independent, which politicians have talked about for decades, but energy dominant.  For the first time since Harry S Truman was president we had more energy exports than imports.”

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Watch Marc’s full interview at Climate Depot.

Instead of unity, President Biden delivered further division.

Biden’s anti-energy orders will needlessly harm all Americans.  They are also a sharp slap in the face to people you would think Biden would want as allies.  Labor unions and Canada’s left-wing, climate-campaigning Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, were counting on the flow of Canadian oil via Keystone XL to fuel thousands of desperately needed, high income jobs at a time of crisis.

China received an unwarranted gift of industrial and military advantage.  America’s most serious competitor can now look forward to Canada’s oil flowing across the Pacific on tankers, rather than south to the U.S.A. via the safer, cleaner and more efficient pipeline.

Sadly, this assault on America’s energy supply will have no meaningful benefit to the climate or environment.

Way to sucker punch America and our closest friends with the stroke of a pen, Joe.


Biden Administration’s list of first day and upcoming executive orders

Re-engage with World Health OrganizationEnd withdrawal processJan. 20
Create position of COVID-19 response coordinatorExecutive orderJan. 20
Rejoin Paris climate agreementSign an “instrument”Jan. 20
Revoke permit for Keystone XL pipeline, pause energy leasing in ANWRExecutive orderJan. 20
Ask agencies to extend eviction/foreclosure moratoriumsRequestJan. 20
Ask Education Dept. to extend student-loan pauseRequestJan. 20
Launch an initiative to advance racial equity, end “1776 Commission”Executive orderJan. 20
Revoke order that aims to exclude undocumented immigrants from censusExecutive orderJan. 20
Preserve/fortify DACA, which helps “Dreamers”MemorandumJan. 20
Require masks/distancing on all federal property and by federal workersExecutive orderJan. 20
Reverse travel ban targeting primarily Muslim countriesExecutive orderJan. 20
Stop construction of border wallProclamationJan. 20
Combat discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identityExecutive orderJan. 20
Require ethics pledge for executive-branch personnelExecutive orderJan. 20
Modernize and improve regulatory reviewMemorandumJan. 20
End “harsh and extreme immigration enforcement”Executive orderJan. 20
Extend protection from deportation for Liberians in U.S.MemorandumJan. 20
Revoke certain executive orders concerning federal regulationExecutive orderJan. 20
Freeze any new or pending regulationsMemorandumJan. 20
Fill supply shortfalls in fight vs. COVID-19 with Defense Production Act, other measuresExecutive orderExpected Jan. 21
Increase FEMA reimbursement to states for National Guard, PPEMemorandumExpected Jan. 21
Establish “COVID-19 Pandemic Testing Board,” expand testingExecutive orderExpected Jan. 21
Bolster access to COVID-19 treatments and clinical careExecutive orderExpected Jan. 21
Improve collection/analysis of COVID-related dataExecutive orderExpected Jan. 21
Mount vaccination campaign amid goals such as 100 million shots in 100 daysDirectivesExpected Jan. 21
Provide guidance on safely reopening schoolsExecutive orderExpected Jan. 21
OSHA guidance for keeping workers safe from COVID-19Executive orderExpected Jan. 21
Require face masks at airports, other modes of transportationExecutive orderExpected Jan. 21
Establish a “COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force”Executive orderExpected Jan. 21
Support international response to COVID-19, “restore U.S. global leadership”DirectiveExpected Jan. 21



January 21, 2021 at 12:34PM