LA Times Questions Future of Energy Blackouts

( – One of the main agendas of the left-leaning mainstream media outlets and newspapers is combating climate change, but each new idea they come up with seems to be more extreme than the last. The Biden administration has also made climate change a top priority, implementing some of the most climate-aggressive policies in the history of the United States.

A new lawsuit is filed against virtually every new rule his administration attempts to adopt as it aims to cripple energy companies across the nation. One such lawsuit has prompted the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to announce that it will not be implementing new rules in early August for certain states in its “Good Neighbors Plan.” The plan would have required stricter air quality standards for 23 states, but a lawsuit filed by 6 of those states is currently working its way through the courts.

Most recently, the Biden administration has announced new rules regarding dishwashers, washing machines, refrigerators, window air conditioners, light bulbs, and other household appliances. Republicans have pointed out that the cost of these more energy-efficient necessities will hurt Americans in their pocketbooks. While all these rules are certainly a concern for many, the left-leaning media believes that more should be done to decrease carbon emissions. A journalist named Sammy Roth who works for the Los Angeles Times published an opinion piece asking if it would be better and cheaper to fight climate change with “the occasional blackout” than other methods. Roth was met with instant backlash on social media, with some calling his suggestion “peak climate idiocy.”

While some sarcastically likened his piece to satire, others pointed out the cult-like theme that has developed amongst those who believe “they are more powerful than the sun.” Although there are many who believe that intermittent blackouts would slash carbon emissions significantly, some have pointed out that they would likely lead to wealthy people being less affected than others. The author also suggested other ways to reduce carbon emissions, such as giving up meat in certain meals and spending less time on the road in gas-powered vehicles.

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