South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem slams Bill Gates’ for saying Americans’ should stop eating beef and weighs in on the devastation of canceling the Keystone XL pipeline.
“These blackouts that we were seeing in Texas were reminiscent of what we saw in the former Soviet Union, and Cuba, and California last summer,” says the interviewer. “Is this what we can expect in a Joe Biden America that’s pushing all these green energy policies?”
“Biden has specifically gone after coal, and oil, and gas,” answers Noem. “And I think that’s dangerous.” We should be supporting energy that’s generated here in the United States so we rely on our own sources, but also so that we don’t put all our eggs in one basket…”
“I’m a supporter of wind energy, but it’s not consistent, so that’s why you’re always going to need other forms of electricity…”
When it comes to the incredible numbers of jobs lost due to Biden’s cancellation of the Keystone pipeline, Noem says that they had restaurants, and motels, and gas stations that had expanded, getting ready for the workers that were going to be in the state for the next several years building the pipeline. These local small schools were excited about the opportunities to get the property taxes and from the pipeline. Excited about the new sources of revenue that would help them keep their roads fixed.
“Overnight, their whole plan for the future was just gone. For a lot of families in South Dakota it was just devastating. Listen, this pipeline was safer for the environment in moving the oil than how we’re doing it today. It was safer for people. And it was going to bring down the cost of gas and oil for this country.”
What about Bill Gates wanting us to eat microbe meat – fungi burgers.
“He talks a lot about the carbon emissions out of cattle,” says Noem. “But he doesn’t take into account and the carbon emissions and the inefficiencies in generating food like that and how expensive that food would be for the average everyday family. It’s important that a family is able to go to the store and actually afford the food that they put on the table to take care of their kids. And that’s the balance that I don’t think Bill Gates understands.”