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‘Dangers of Biden’s energy policies’ shredded in internal House GOP election memo

First appeared on FOX: According to an internal House Republican memo obtained by Fox News Digital, President Biden’s energy policy will be a major challenge for Republicans as they seek to maintain their majority in November.

The 175-member Republican Study Committee, led by Rep. Kevin Hahn (R-Okla.), sent committee members a list of talking points encouraging them to highlight the impact of the Biden administration’s moves on electric vehicles (EVs), power plants, liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports and more.

“Biden’s policies threaten to destabilize the U.S. power grid, embolden adversaries, and exacerbate the pain Americans are experiencing just as they fill up their gas tanks and pay their electricity bills,” the memo said.

“[I]He also said, “It is important for conservatives to not lose sight of the dangers of Biden’s energy policies and to promote policies that fully utilize our nation’s clean, reliable and abundant energy resources.”

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President Biden’s energy policy is the focus of a new election-focused Republican memo aimed at House Republicans. (Getty Images)

Regarding electric vehicles, the Republican memo called on the Biden administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to impose new emissions standards on automakers aimed at encouraging sales of electric vehicles, noting that by 2032, more than half of new cars sold in the United States could be electric.

“This rule will take away consumers’ choices and force them to buy less reliable, more expensive vehicles instead,” Republicans and candidates are expected to say.

He also argued that “forcing EVs on American consumers and manufacturers will embolden China and devastate the American auto industry,” and accused Biden of “trying to bend federal policy” to favor “favorable industries.”

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President Biden’s suspension of LNG exports is also a powerful political threat to Republicans, and the memo warned lawmakers: Reportedly He imposed the tax following pressure from TikTok influencers and climate change lobbyists.

“Despite multiple prior studies by the Department of Energy demonstrating the economic and environmental benefits of U.S. LNG exports, President Biden cites the ‘climate crisis’ and a desire to ‘listen to young people’ as justification for relinquishing U.S. leadership in the global LNG market,” the memo reads.

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Also included are Biden’s provisions on electric vehicles and LNG export and permitting policies. (Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)

They also argued that President Biden’s suspension of LNG exports is strengthening Russia’s energy market and funding its invasion of Ukraine.

Recent EPA rules aimed at reducing power plant pollution were enacted “with complete disregard for the law and grid reliability,” the memo said.

The bill prompted lawmakers to specifically criticize President Biden’s desire to close fossil fuel power plants through the Clean Power Plan 2.0 rules, mercury air toxics standards, wastewater limitation guidelines and coal combustion residuals.

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“Most egregiously, EPA seeks to force existing coal-fired and new natural gas power plants to install carbon capture and storage technology within 10 years or face retirement. While a promising innovation that could thrive in the free market, carbon capture technology is far from commercially available, and mandating its installation would be in direct violation of the Clean Air Act,” the report states.

House Republican leadership has similarly focused on energy regulation and the costs to American families, recently devoting an entire week to energy-related legislation.

For example, gasoline prices are expected to rise this summer.

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moreover, National Association of Energy Assistance Directors Home energy costs are expected to rise 7.9% nationwide this summer as families try to stay cool.

While it’s not uncommon for energy and gas prices to rise during warmer seasons, they could become a burden that voters will feel keenly ahead of the presidential election in November.

But for now, Americans are feeling some relief: The national average was about $3.49 as of Thursday, lower than the $3.55 average at the same time last year.

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