Fact-check: Are Biden, Green New Deal legislators to blame for high energy costs?

Posted on AllSides June 22nd, 2022
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Temperatures in Texas are rising amid a June heatwave, testing the state's power grid and driving up demand for electricity.

In a June 4 tweet, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Texans can blame their higher electric bills on supporters of the Green New Deal, a-yet-to-be-passed congressional plan touted as a strategy for tackling climate change.

"The impact of President Biden being beholden to the Green New Deal radicals in his party has electricity costs through the roof in Texas," Cruz wrote in his tweet.

He included a link to a Dallas Morning News article that tied electricity...

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