The Green New Deal will expand the federal government's involvement in the energy sector
The energy sector is best left in the hands of private investors. Federal control would lead to over-regulation that could dictate how producers create energy, how people use that energy, how farmers raise livestock and grow crops, and how consumers drive cars and build homes. This overreach would limit Americans' freedom of choice and deter their ability to live in the manner they choose. Additionally, government-implemented policies would limit the global usage of natural resources like coal, oil, and natural gases. This would result in other energy industries that receive less government regulation, to abuse environmental standards. As proposed in the Green New Deal, the federal government’s involvement in the energy sector would hurt American producers and consumers.
The federal government’s involvement in the energy sector would create necessary regulation to ensure that private companies do not harm the environment. Its participation in this sector would not limit Americans’ freedoms. Instead, it would guide Americans toward newer and more reliable energy sources that would improve their day-to-day lives. Cars and homes would become more efficient, and farmers would begin to produce their products more efficiently. The federal government’s involvement in the energy sector would benefit the environment and the American people.