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Sen. Bill Cassidy, Republican of Louisiana, joins “Plugged In” hosts Josh Siegel and Neil Chatterjee to discuss rising energy prices, his leadership over the bipartisan infrastructure law, and climate policy.
Cassidy pushes back against Democratic calls to curb U.S. oil and natural gas exports to combat high energy prices at home, and accuses the Biden administration of inconsistency for pleading for more production at the same time they want to reduce the economy’s dependence on fossil fuels over time.
He warns that limiting exports would lead importing countries in Europe and Asia to return to using coal, worsening global greenhouse gas emissions.
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