Sen. Dan Sullivan joined a half a dozen fellow senators on Nov. 3 to unveil the “American Energy, Jobs & Climate Plan,” an clean energy and climate strategy aimed  at reducing global emissions by up to 40% by 2050 while creating thousands of jobs for Americans.

Senators Dan Sullivan and Ted Cruz speak on Nov. 3 about an alternative to the Biden administration’s energy and climate policies.

The senators, which included Ted Cruz of Texas, argued that the flawed climate and energy policies being implemented by the Biden administration are killing good-paying American energy jobs and driving up costs for gas and home heating.

Presented as an alternative to the Green New Deal, the Republican plan is built around five key priorities:

  • Expanding current power and energy production to leverage energy resources and empower American workers, while enhancing U.S. economic and national security, and reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Supporting infrastructure, resources, investments and incentives to build out the American renewable energy manufacturing and electricity sector.
  • Leveraging America’s energy and natural resource abundance and independence to create millions of American jobs in the energy and manufacturing sectors.
  • Enacting permitting reform to ensure all energy, mineral, and infrastructure projects can be built in an efficient, timely, and certain manner.
  • Taking advantage of America’s abundant energy and natural resources and rebuilding the American supply chain to continue to gain comparative advantages against China, Russia, Iran and other foreign adversaries.

The Biden-Kerry Green New Deal vision involves telling our allies, believe it or not, not to buy American natural gas and instead relies on Russia and OPEC…

Sullivan said the plan is a stark contrast to the Biden administration’s climate initiatives, which he said will restrict American energy production, curtail infrastructure like pipelines, disincentivize investment in American energy and destroy thousands of American jobs.

“In a remarkably short period of time, this Biden Green New Deal plan has had dramatic, negative consequences for working families, particularly in terms of energy prices at the pump, home heating, fuel, natural gas, all of which are spiking as a direct result of these policies,” Sullivan said in revealing the plan. “There is a strong indication, particularly from statements by climate czar Gina McCarthy, that high energy prices for Americans are actually part of their Green New Deal policies so that, as she said, ‘it can help accelerate the move to renewables around the world.’”

Sullivan said the Republican alternative emphasizes clean energy innovation and resources, like natural gas – both expanding U.S. use and exporting abroad – as a way to lower global emissions.

“The Biden-Kerry Green New Deal vision involves telling our allies, believe it or not, not to buy American natural gas and instead relies on Russia and OPEC and empty promises from authoritarian regimes about their greenhouse gas reductions,” he noted. “The Biden-Kerry Green New Deal will import more technology from China and relies on critical minerals from that country as well.”

Sullivan said the alternate plan is one that should be able to draw bipartisan support.

“Unlike the Biden-Kerry Green New Deal plan, it does not pit one group of Americans against another, one region of the country – blue states versus red, energy producing states – against each other,” he concluded.

Click here to view an overview of the American Energy, Jobs & Climate Plan.

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Sullivan joins coalition in unveiling alternative to Biden’s Green New Deal

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Glenda Blaylock says:

    I don’t see how the first bullet point would reduce greenhouse emissions. Perhaps a more thorough explanation would help. From research I have read about the supply chain of energy and higher prices has nothing to do with the current administration. It’s supply and demand. Last year people weren’t traveling much. This year the demand is high as people have started driving more. Other reasons you can research on this subject.

    • DoneWithIt says:

      Typical Sullivan – he’s trying to divert attention away from the traitorous infrastructure bill he voted. Sold the soul of the country away for a bag of gold – just like Coco Beach Young and Kenai River Land Deal Lisa.
      Sullivan is a RINO.

  • Rich Thorne says:

    Glenda, demand is only a small part of what is going on. Restrictions in supply and forcing us to import our energy are creating most of the price surge. It’s MUCH cheaper to produce our own oil and gas, even from difficult, expensive areas like Alaska, than it is to pay for shipping and foreign producers.

  • G Aleutian says:

    I liked Senator Sullivan’s remarks.

  • Craig says:

    A large part of the supply and demand problem is California. Two of the three main ports on the west coast for goods are there and the state is wreaking havoc with the trucking industry, one of the largest, if not the largest transportation methods out of California. Recently passes laws are attempting to consolidate the truckers into a few large businesses instead of the way it’s been for decades. They aren’t allowing individual truck owners to work in the state without jumping through some serious hoops, they are requiring many trucks to “deadhead”, meaning they must arrive in the state without a load. Obviously the truckers will make half the money they would have. Once again, the Republic of California strikes again!
    Search California AB5 for more information.