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Congressman Arrington Leads Republican Opposition to Extreme Biden Administration Oil and Gas Policies

Congressman Arrington Leads Republican Opposition to Extreme Biden Administration Oil and Gas Policies

WASHINGTON –Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) led thirty-six Republicans in sending a letter to President Joe Biden condemning the Biden Administration’s hostile actions and policies towards American oil and gas producers.

Background:

  • On January 20, 2021, the Biden Administration recommitted the United States to the Paris climate agreement and rescinded the construction permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline in a move that will leave millions of American workers jobless and increase American dependence on foreign oil and gas. 
  • On January 21, 2021, the Biden Administration issued a devastating 60-day ban on new oil and gas drilling permits and leases for federal land and waters. 

Excerpts from the letter:

“At your inauguration, you spoke of healing, unity, and a path forward for the United States, but shortly thereafter you made several unilateral orders that will eliminate millions of jobs for working Americans, and leave our national security open to threats from adversaries. These measures will not lead our nation forward but instead undermine our prosperity, innovation, and safety.”

“The oil and gas producers across the country provide millions of high paying jobs and a safe and affordable supply of energy to our nation. In order to accelerate our recovery from the pandemic, foster prosperity for future generations, and secure American interests around the globe, you must reject and counteract extreme policies that are hostile to our critical oil and gas industry before the effects become irreversible.”

Full text of the letter can be found here.

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