GOP’s climate counter punch: pushing more fossil fuels


Republicans are confident they’ve found an issue that can help them unseat President Joe Biden and expand their control of the Hill: fossil fuels.

The GOP’s House campaign arm is planning a 2024 push that showcases the economic priorities embodied in the sprawling energy bill the chamber passed in March. Republicans have also wrapped that bill, which they gave the primo designation H.R. 1, into the legislation they approved Wednesday laying out their demands in the national debt standoff.

The energy bill, which would promote speedier approvals of oil, gas and coal developments — as well as clean energy — is Republicans’ counter to the massive climate law that Biden signed last year.