Who was that masked man?

President Biden preached unity on the steps of the Capitol at noon and then turned about and signed 17 shamelessly partisan, divisive and destructive executive orders before dinner.

CFACT’s Marc Morano responded rapidly, appearing on Fox and Friends this morning to lay out the facts on three of the worst:

  • Plunging back into the UN Paris Climate Accord
  • Blocking oil production in Alaska’s ANWR
  • Canceling the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline

“This is going to hammer middle America,” Marc said, “and it’s not going to change the climate one bit.  So we’re back where we were under President Obama with more climate virtue signalling.”

“The cost of energy is going to go up… America went under President Trump, which was a very aggressive pro-domestic energy policy, we became not only energy independent, which politicians have talked about for decades, but energy dominant.  For the first time since Harry S Truman was president we had more energy exports than imports.”

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Watch Marc’s full interview at Climate Depot.

Instead of unity, President Biden delivered further division.

Biden’s anti-energy orders will needlessly harm all Americans.  They are also a sharp slap in the face to people you would think Biden would want as allies.  Labor unions and Canada’s left-wing, climate-campaigning Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, were counting on the flow of Canadian oil via Keystone XL to fuel thousands of desperately needed, high income jobs at a time of crisis.

China received an unwarranted gift of industrial and military advantage.  America’s most serious competitor can now look forward to Canada’s oil flowing across the Pacific on tankers, rather than south to the U.S.A. via the safer, cleaner and more efficient pipeline.

Sadly, this assault on America’s energy supply will have no meaningful benefit to the climate or environment.

Way to sucker punch America and our closest friends with the stroke of a pen, Joe.


Biden Administration’s list of first day and upcoming executive orders

Re-engage with World Health Organization End withdrawal process Jan. 20
Create position of COVID-19 response coordinator Executive order Jan. 20
Rejoin Paris climate agreement Sign an “instrument” Jan. 20
Revoke permit for Keystone XL pipeline, pause energy leasing in ANWR Executive order Jan. 20
Ask agencies to extend eviction/foreclosure moratoriums Request Jan. 20
Ask Education Dept. to extend student-loan pause Request Jan. 20
Launch an initiative to advance racial equity, end “1776 Commission” Executive order Jan. 20
Revoke order that aims to exclude undocumented immigrants from census Executive order Jan. 20
Preserve/fortify DACA, which helps “Dreamers” Memorandum Jan. 20
Require masks/distancing on all federal property and by federal workers Executive order Jan. 20
Reverse travel ban targeting primarily Muslim countries Executive order Jan. 20
Stop construction of border wall Proclamation Jan. 20
Combat discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity Executive order Jan. 20
Require ethics pledge for executive-branch personnel Executive order Jan. 20
Modernize and improve regulatory review Memorandum Jan. 20
End “harsh and extreme immigration enforcement” Executive order Jan. 20
Extend protection from deportation for Liberians in U.S. Memorandum Jan. 20
Revoke certain executive orders concerning federal regulation Executive order Jan. 20
Freeze any new or pending regulations Memorandum Jan. 20
Fill supply shortfalls in fight vs. COVID-19 with Defense Production Act, other measures Executive order Expected Jan. 21
Increase FEMA reimbursement to states for National Guard, PPE Memorandum Expected Jan. 21
Establish “COVID-19 Pandemic Testing Board,” expand testing Executive order Expected Jan. 21
Bolster access to COVID-19 treatments and clinical care Executive order Expected Jan. 21
Improve collection/analysis of COVID-related data Executive order Expected Jan. 21
Mount vaccination campaign amid goals such as 100 million shots in 100 days Directives Expected Jan. 21
Provide guidance on safely reopening schools Executive order Expected Jan. 21
OSHA guidance for keeping workers safe from COVID-19 Executive order Expected Jan. 21
Require face masks at airports, other modes of transportation Executive order Expected Jan. 21
Establish a “COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force” Executive order Expected Jan. 21
Support international response to COVID-19, “restore U.S. global leadership” Directive Expected Jan. 21


  • Craig Rucker

    Craig Rucker is a co-founder of CFACT and currently serves as its president.