Kamala Harris Attacks 'People's Convoy:' Truckers 'Cause Pollution'
'This pollution is accelerating the climate crisis'
Vice President Kamala Harris blasted Freedom Truckers for causing "high pollution levels" on the same day protesters circled Washington, DC.
During Harris's speech near the White House on Monday, she said:
"Pollution from heavy-duty trucks and buses has made the air poisonous to breathe, and this pollution is also, of course, accelerating the climate crises."
"Threatening the future not just of our communities, but of the entire world."
Harris failed to mention the arrival of American truckers' "People's Convoy" protest over the weekend.
On Monday, the truckers planned to circle Washington, DC, on the Capitol beltway protesting COVID restrictions.
Harris blamed freight trucks and public buses for the majority of the pollution, hurting the community.
She didn't miss out on the opportunity to share her dream of ridding all diesel-powered trucks and buses and replacing them with electric-powered vehicles.
"Imagine a future: The freight trucks that deliver bread and milk to our grocery store shelves and the buses that take children to school and parents to work…. Imagine that they produced zero emissions," she said.
Harris also praised the Environmental Protection Agency after announcing a new rule Monday to cut nitrogen oxide emissions from heavy trucks by up to 90 percent by 2031.
As Brietbart reported:
EPA administrator Michael S. Regan defended the new rule as a matter of environmental justice, noting that "people of color and those with lower incomes" were "more likely" to live near trucking freight routes in the United States.
Harris also touted Biden's infrastructure bill with the $1.5 billion in grants to replace diesel-powered buses with electric buses.
"[W]e have the ability to see what can be, unburdened by what has been, and then to make the possible actually happen," she said.
Harris' remarks come days after Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) called on Biden to reverse his anti-American energy policies and increase domestic oil and gas output.
As Neon Nettle reported:
Cruz (R-Texas) announced his support for Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who is calling for America to "immediately" increase its domestic energy output.
Musk on Friday took to Twitter to speak out about the necessity of increasing domestic oil and gas output.
He warned that an increase is critical to combatting the dramatically surging energy prices under the Biden administration and as Russia continues to invade Ukraine.