Senator Dahle calls out the lack of proper planning and self-awareness that has resulted in the California energy crisis. When debating an energy related budget bill, Senator Dahle talks about how California’s lofty goals without the necessary infrastructure and planning to reach them has made the energy crisis far worse than it should be. Specifically, he mentions how California imports 50% of Ecuador’s oil, directly resulting in the destruction of the Amazon rainforest. He urges California to properly address the climate issues rather than simply forcing them upon other countries or states. Additionally, Senator Dahle highlights the importance of creating the proper infrastructure while maintaining local control to ensure that California’s energy needs are consistently met.