Biden’s Energy Sec about sacrificing over 100k jobs: “Building back better would create new jobs.”

Capitol Hill, Washington DC – From canceling the Keystone XL Pipeline permit, which was projected to employ 11,000 Americans, to banning new oil and gas leases on federal land, Energy Secretary nominee Jennifer Granholm faced tough questions during a Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday over the job losses President Biden’s climate agenda will result in.

During a line of questioning from Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), whose state will reportedly lose tens of thousands of jobs over the ban, Granholm admitted some jobs will be “sacrificed.”

“I’m just curious how a long-term ban consistent with the president’s goal of unifying our country and putting Americans back to work and helping our economies grow, how is that all consistent?” the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources asked.

“I think the president’s plan of building back better … would create more jobs in energy, clean energy, than the jobs that might be sacrificed,” Granholm replied. “But I will say this, no job — we don’t want to see any jobs sacrificed.”

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