Biden Made a Bad Call, But That’s Not the Issue

I don’t support President Biden’s decision to open federal land in Alaska to drilling. All of our energy needs can be met via renewables (+ innovative energy storage); drilling more only further complicates the mammoth and expensive problem of climate change my generation is laying at the feet of our children. 

I see why he’s doing it. As tensions rise and war seems less and less far fetched, we want energy independence. Biden is (likely) running for president again, and a move such as this appeals to moderates. And, he probably knows that liberals like me will stick with him through a decision like this, and he’s right; I continue to support Biden because he is way, way better than the alternative, and he has done much to counter climate change in other policies. 

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