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U.S. Senate Candidate Dave McCormick Details Energy-Dominance Plan For Pennsylvania Workers


McMcormick’s “energy-dominance” platform directly opposes his likely Democratic opponent, Sen. Bob Casey, and the Biden administration’s green agenda.


Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dave McCormick wants to ensure a prosperous economic future for Pennsylvania by expanding more natural gas exports to maintain the state’s status as one of the largest energy producers in the country.


“The single most important thing, and the only thing stopping us from becoming energy-dominant, is ourselves,” McCormick said. “It's red tape. It's backward thinking. It's the lack of imagination.”


McMcormick reportedly delivered remarks during a speech in Downtown Pittsburgh on Friday, detailing his campaign’s “energy-dominance” platform in direct opposition to his likely Democratic opponent, Sen. Bob Casey, and the Biden administration’s green agenda.


Such strides the republican candidate said he would make to lead the energy industry include a demand that lawmakers push for fewer constraints on oil and gas production and striving for energy independence by embracing a market-driven energy production approach, according to a local Fox affiliate.


“Joe Biden & Bob Casey’s radical green energy mandates are making us MORE dependent on the Chinese Communist Party,” McCormick wrote on his X-account. “I will fight to unleash PA’s resources and boost our energy independence while protecting the environment.”


Addressing the push for reducing global emissions, McCormick suggested flooding the global markets with liquified natural gas — a source he says “is significantly cleaner than coal” and one of the “most significant ways” to achieve clean energy initiatives.


“It's good for Pennsylvania workers; it's good for America,” he said.


The United States currently leads as the largest energy producer in the world. Still, as the Biden administration forges ahead with its green agenda by halting the building of new coal plants and shuttering existing plants, China plans to expand its energy sourcing.


According to Rhodium Group, an independent research provider, China produces about 27% of total global emissions, making it the world’s second-largest emitter.


The congressional candidate fears the U.S. could fall further into becoming dependent on Chinese producers if officials continue to vote for outsourcing alternative energy sources like electric car batteries and solar panels.


“We have to stop sending American taxpayer dollars to companies controlled by the Chinese Communist Party,” McCormick said. “No solar panels from China and no electric vehicle components from China, period.”


McCormick said that by increasing natural gas exports, not only would Pennyslavnia’s economy flourish, but it would also liberate countries around the world from authoritarian regimes.


During his speech, McCormick also suggested other ideas with bipartisan support, including developing more nuclear power in the U.S.


“Countries around the world have proven nuclear, like natural gas, can provide safe and reliable baseload power at scale,” he said. “And over the long term, the variable power provided by solar and wind will not be sustainable without nuclear and natural gas.“


He also suggested allowing reform efforts supported by fossil fuel and clean-energy companies and prompting the federal government to focus on research rather than subsidizing technologies developed by foreign nations. 


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