Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has released his Freedom to Fuel energy plan. With the plan, Gov. DeSantis vows to ensure that the price of a gallon of gasoline will be at $2 by 2025 if he is elected President of the United States.
As the Biden administration pushes for Americans to shift to electric vehicles, Governor DeSantis has been a sharp critic of the measure. Similar to Republicans across the country, DeSantis has argued that the push is a financial strain on Americans. In an effort to address the issue, Team DeSantis released an infographic on social media, outlining what the plan entails.
In short, the plan aims to “restore American energy dominance,” “save the American automobile,” “elevate evidence over ideology,” “reform environmental permitting and end green lawfare,” and “build the most efficient, affordable, and reliable energy grid in the world.”
The infographic notes that, upon being elected president, DeSantis is looking to repeal Biden administration measures.
Specifically, the plan would “repeal Biden’s EV mandates and support Americans’ right to drive the cars they want,” “repeal Biden’s WOTUS rule and protect our farmers and ranchers,” “repeal Biden’s rules targeting gas stoves, furnaces, and appliances,” “repeal Biden’s Clean Power Plan on Day One,” and “repeal and oppose all policies that increase our energy sector’s reliance on China.”
The Freedom to Fuel energy plan comes the same week that the Biden administration announced an initiative that would train more than 20,000 young people in skills to combat climate change.
According to Florida Rep. Anna V. Eskamani (D), writing on social media, these skills include “installing solar panels, restoring coastal wetlands and retrofitting homes to be more energy-efficient.”
The energy plan puts a focus on agencies “advancing the most reliable energy at the cheapest cost.” As well, it would revitalize the nuclear energy industry.
The presidential hopeful is also seeking to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accords, the Global Methane Pledge, and the “Net Zero” commitments.