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Trump rallies GOP against Biden's energy policies

In a rally with GOP senators, Trump criticized Biden's energy policies and electric vehicle mandates, emphasizing a high-level vision for his potential second term without delving into specific policy reversals.

Josh Siegel and Kelsey Tamborrino report for Politico.


In short:

  • Trump reiterated his "drill baby drill" stance and criticized Biden's energy policies, including mandates for electric vehicles.
  • GOP senators mentioned Trump's focus was on broad vision rather than detailed policy plans, avoiding specifics on repealing the Inflation Reduction Act.
  • Democrats emphasize the potential negative impact of GOP plans to repeal the IRA, highlighting risks to climate change efforts and related investments.

Key quote:

“I take it very seriously they will go into the Inflation Reduction Act and stop every aspect of it they possibly can that has to do with climate change.”

— Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.), a member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Why this matters:

Trump's energy stance highlights a major policy divide as the GOP prepares for upcoming elections, with potential implications for climate change policies and economic impacts related to energy costs. Read more: As the nation reels, Trump Administration continues environmental policy rollbacks.

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