Kevin McCarthy: Democrat ESG Energy Crisis ‘Just Wrong’; Republicans to Lower Gas Prices

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PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania — House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that the Democrat ESG [Environmental, Social, and Governance] energy agenda is “just wrong” and that a House Republican majority would bring down energy prices.

McCarthy spoke to Breitbart News ahead of the unveiling of the House Republican agenda, the Commitment to America. One of the core planks of the Commitment to America agenda is ensuring a strong economy.

Instead of enacting policies to lower gas prices, House Democrats have held hearings that have blamed oil and natural gas prices for the soaring energy prices under President Joe Biden’s watch.

Instead, McCarthy said that the Commitment to America agenda would lower gas prices.

“We’ve watched what the Democrats and Biden have done to our gasoline costs, but here we are going into winter, home heating is up three, four, or five times. That is what’s wrong. We will bring that cost down. We’ll let you keep more of what you’ve earned,” the California conservative said.

“We want to change all that. And that’s what we’re talking about here — how the commitment to America has a plan for each challenge to make our economy stronger. That means stopping inflation, bringing the price of fuel down, making our community safe,” he added.

House Republicans believe that they unleash American energy production and make America the largest energy producer in the world again, as it was under former President Donald Trump. The House Republican energy plan includes:

  • Maximizing the production of American-made energy
  • Cutting the permitting process in half to reduce reliance on foreign countries
  • Lower the cost of gas and utility bills

As part of ensuring a strong economy, Republicans remain committed to lowering gas prices, as Democrats in Congress and the Biden administration, as well as many corporations, have pushed Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) policies that would push America away from less expensive and more reliable energy such as natural gas to unstable and more expensive energy sources such as solar and wind.

The House Republican Study Committee (RSC) has proposed other potential solutions to lower energy prices by curbing the ESG movement. Congressional Democrats, the Democrat-led Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the world’s largest asset managers, BlackRock, StateStreet, and Vanguard, have pushed the ESG movement. Principally, these Wall Street firms push investors into “socially responsible funds” to invest in funds based on criteria such as greenhouse gas emissions or a CEO’s compensation.

The Biden White House has deep ties to BlackRock.

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