Barrasso: The Biden Administration is Laying the Traps to Justify Punishing New Regulations

February 26, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR), issued the following statement in response to the Biden administration dramatically increasing the social cost of carbon. 

“The Biden administration’s plan amounts to a backdoor carbon tax that will saddle Americans with higher energy costs and more red tape,” said Barrasso. “The administration is laying the traps to justify punishing new regulations. Since the president can’t rationalize the crippling costs of his climate policies, he needs to exaggerate the benefits. It’s a move straight from the Obama administration’s playbook. No one will be fooled this time.”