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Biden's 2019 Comments on Fossil Fuels Being Used Against Him

Biden's 2019 Comments on Fossil Fuels Being Used Against Him
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By    |   Thursday, 29 October 2020 06:53 PM

Opposition is building to Joe Biden’s stance on fossil fuels, with critics pointing to his comments last year in support of putting industry executives “in jail” if they failed to address climate change.

At a town hall in New Hampshire in December 2019, Biden also told attendants if the nation doesn't quit using fossil fuels “we’re all dead.”

“We have to set sort of guide rails down now, so between the years 2021 and 2030, it’s irreversible, the path we set ourselves on," video of the remarks show. "And one of which is doing away with any substance for fossil fuels – number one."

“Number two, holding them liable for what they have done,” he said of fossil fuel executives, “particularly in those cases where your underserved neighborhoods and – you know the deal, okay. And by the way, when they don’t want to deliver, put them in jail. I’m not joking about this.”

The Democratic presidential nominee has come under fire for his position on fracking, and some conservative websites, including Breitbart and Climate Depot are pointing to the earlier anti-fossil fuels industry statements.

During the final presidential debate, Biden asserted that he did not support a ban on fracking, but insisted the United States would have to transition from oil at some point in the near future.

His climate proposal states that his administration would would adopt a 100% clean-electricity standard by 2035.

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