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Arrington Urges the American Petroleum Institute to Reject Carbon Tax Proposals

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Rep. Jodey C. Arrington (TX-19) wrote a letter to the American Petroleum Institute urging them to reject carbon tax proposals considered by an internal climate committee, as reported by the Wall Street Journal. A carbon tax proposal would harm American families and domestic production – at a time when gas prices and the need for American energy production are at an all-time high.

“As you might imagine, a carbon tax, especially at this time, would be a gut-punch to American families — as well as our independent producers — who are responsible for producing more than 83 percent of America’s oil and 90 percent of its gas. You are well aware, too, of the Biden Administration’s whole-of-government assault on American energy production, and its FY23 proposal to levy $45 billion in new taxes on the industry, which would be an economic and natural security disaster,” said Rep. Arrington.Meanwhile, working families struggle with runaway inflation and out-of-control costs for their everyday energy needs. This European-style idea will leave us, and the world, more dependent on petro-tyrants, like Russia and other rogue nations.”

Click here to view the full letter.


Congressman Jodey Arrington is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives serving the Nineteenth Congressional District of Texas. He serves as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.