Biden wants fossil fuel leaders jailed over destruction of environment

Democratic presidential hopeful and former Vice President Joe Biden no doubt didn’t score points with Oklahoma oil leaders over the weekend. If he gets his way, they would be put behind bars for harming the environment.

During a campaign stop in  Peterborough, New Hampshire, Biden went so far as to state that if fossil fuel executives didn’t take accountability for helping to destroy the environment, they should be thrown in jail. He did not include his son Hunter Biden who once was a director on a Ukranian natural gas company.

A post at Townhall noted:

In order to curb the rate of pollution, Biden explained, we need to hold fossil fuel executives “liable for what they have done, particularly in those cases where there are underserved neighborhoods.”

When they don’t deliver, Biden offered, “put them in jail.”

Some spectators noted his obliviousness. Surely he didn’t forget that his son Hunter was on the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian gas company that was being investigated for corruption? I mean, it has been in the news lately.

In order to curb the rate of pollution, Biden explained, we need to hold fossil fuel executives “liable for what they have done, particularly in those cases where there are underserved neighborhoods.”

“Does that include Hunter?” more than one social media user asked the former VP after his little speech.

Hunter’s work on Burisma reportedly prompted President Trump to ask Ukrainian President Zelenskyy to “look into” the Bidens’ relationship to Ukraine and to help root out corruption. A whistleblower, however, charged that Trump was acting on behalf of his own personal, political interests, because the investigation could adversely affect the campaign of one of his fiercest 2020 rivals.

It led to the impeachment in the House of President Trump.

Hunter’s position on the board of Burisma while his father served as VP has sparked obvious ethical questions. Aside from the unqualified Biden son’s big paycheck with the company, Burisma paid $3.4 million to Rosemont Seneca Bohai LLC, a company headed by Hunter’s business partner Devon Archer, Reuters reported in October.

Source:  Townhall and Daily Wire

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