GOP Senators Call Out Biden Nominee’s Rant About Bankrupting Fossil Fuel Industries
Republican senators representing some of the U.S.’s leading carbon energy-producing states are speaking out against Comptroller of the Currency nominee Saule Omarova’s claim that Americans should cheer the collapse of oil, coal, and natural gas industries.
More than 1,148,000 Americans were employed in the fuels industry in 2019, according to a joint report produced by the National Association of State Energy Officials and the Energy Futures Initiative. Fossil fuels consisted of 80% of the U.S.’s domestic energy production and consumption that same year, according to the Energy Information Administration.
Despite the major impact of carbon-based energy on the lives of every-day Americans and the U.S. economy, Omarova claimed during a March 2021 lecture that she wants “the coal and oil and gas industry… to go bankrupt if we want to tackle climate change.”