We all want a healthy planet for today and for future generations. We also need reliable, affordable energy to power our economy. The best way forward is to encourage innovation in the energy sector. Innovation is already making the United States a leader in reducing our carbon footprint and improving environmental quality. The wrong way forward is to embrace a heavy-handed, government regulatory policy, like the Green New Deal (GND), which could cripple the U.S. economy and create a humanitarian crisis.