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With the stroke of a pen Wednesday, President Biden wiped out many jobs in the oil and natural gas industry when he signed an executive order banning new drilling on federal lands. The ban was spun as just a “pause” and a “freeze” by the broadcast networks as they tried to downplay and dismiss concerns of lost jobs, suggesting they could just get new ones at a time when many were struggling to find one because of the pandemic.
“And with scientists warning of more extreme weather due to climate change, today President Biden everyone took action to confront what he calls an existential threat,” boasted CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell before handing it off to chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes.
Cordes touted Biden’s move and chided former President Trump for relaxing many of the EPA’s erroneous policies.