Originally Published February 4, 2021 By Jerry D. Worsham II, Shareholder with Ryley Carlock & Applewhite After review of the Biden/Harris campaign literature1, the Biden/Harris Transition Fact Sheet: List of Agency Actions for Review (January 20, 2021), and the most recent “Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad” (Executive Order January 27, 2021), it is quite clear that we are plunging headlong into the business of “Climate Change.” We even now have a new High Priest or Climate Czar appointed to the global Climate Change movement – former United States Senator John Kerry, the Biden Administration’s Special Presidential Envoy for Climate.2 It has been reported that Biden’s plan has a $2 trillion dollar price tag, which will take a bulldozer to the United States energy production industry. The initial blow for Climate Change is the scrapping of the Keystone XL pipeline, which was designed to bring 830,000 barrels of Canadian oil into refineries in Texas, with the cancellation of an estimated 10,000 high-paying construction jobs.3 Expect more announcements, regulation and litigation on Climate Change in the future as the Biden Administration is just getting started to limit oil and gas production. Although we are now going headlong into the Biden Administration’s Climate Change agenda, renewable energy advocates, environmental attorneys, and the public need to understand that we will still need oil and gas for the near term and foreseeable future. Instead of attacking the oil and gas production industry, we should consider the concept of an orderly transition to lower Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions with the oil and gas production industry as a key part of the solution. We will crash our economy if the Biden Administration won’t realistically view the positive role of oil and gas produ