Alternate headline: Politician suddenly realizes importance of Pennsylvania to presidential ambitions. Or, maybe, an alternate alternate headline: Politician can’t remember what he promised to whom. YMMV, of course, but what can’t be denied is this whiplash-inducing reversal from Joe Biden on a key environmental issue. Speaking with a reporter for WNEP, a TV station in Pennsylvania, Biden insisted that “fracking is not going to be on the chopping block” if he gets elected.
Huh? That’s, er … new:
Next, we talked about jobs.
“We’re losing a lot of job overseas, losing jobs to COVID-19, and if fracking is on the chopping block, how are you going to help these displaced workers?
“Well, fracking is not going to be on the chopping block,” Biden said. “What we’re going to do three things. Number one, right now, the president gives advantage to companies that go overseas and invest overseas by reducing the taxes they have to pay on foreign profits. I’d double that tax and do that on day one.”