대표. Crenshaw introduces House bill to protect Texas oil, gas jobs in light of Biden order

대표. Crenshaw introduces House bill to protect Texas oil, gas jobs in light of Biden order

Republican Texas Rep. 그리고 Crenshaw has introduced a bill that aims to protect oil and gas industry jobs near the Gulf of Mexico.

The legislation comes after 바이든 대통령 signed an executive order this week to suspend oil and gas leasing on federal lands and offshore waters for one year.

Texas energy producers are bearing the brunt of President Biden’s foolish, job-killing executive orders in the first days of this administration,” Crenshaw said in a Thursday statement, adding that the new administrationis showing little regard to the livelihoods of blue-collar workers who are already struggling during this pandemic.

대표. 그리고 Crenshaw, R- 텍사스, questions witnesses during a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing on 'worldwide threats to the homeland', 목요일, 씨족. 17, 2020 on Capitol Hill Washington. (Chip Somodevilla/Pool via AP)

대표. 그리고 Crenshaw, R- 텍사스, questions witnesses during a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing on ‘worldwide threats to the homeland’, 목요일, 씨족. 17, 2020 on Capitol Hill Washington. (Chip Somodevilla/Pool via AP)

Energy production is critical for jobs, our economy, and also funds coastland conservation and hurricane preparedness,” 그는 계속했다. “This bill will ensure that production continues despite President Biden’s terrible executive orders.

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The bill, called the Conservation Funding Protection Act, requires at least two annual area-wide lease sales on available acreage in the Western and Central Gulf of Mexico and maintains all current environmental laws and reviews.

Crenshaw’s bill is the House version of Republican Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy’s Conservation Funding Protection Act.

Republican Reps. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, August Pfluger of Texas, Ronny Jackson of Texas, Randy Weber of Texas, Louie Gohmert of Texas, Lance Gooden of Texas, Jerry Carl of Alabama and Michael Guest of Mississippi are co-sponsoring the legislation

Oil rigs (iStock)

Oil rigs (iStock)

When Washington radicals ban drilling on federal lands, Americans lose their jobs, investment flows overseas, and communities across America lose a primary source of revenue for schools, 보건 의료, and conservation efforts,” Scalise wrote in a Thursday op-ed for Fox News.

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Gulf states could losehundreds of thousands of jobsin the offshore drilling industry and get billions of dollars added to tax revenues every year as a result of Biden’s order, 그는 덧붙였다.

Crenshaw on Wednesday commended four Democratic Texas state lawmakers who urged Biden to rescind order No. 3395 in a letter, noting that the actionis a precursor to more problematic action regarding a permanent ban on responsible oil and gas leasing in federal waters and on federal lands.

Many workers and leaders within the energy industry have expressed concerns with some of Biden’s executive orders that take aim to move away from oil and gas and rely more on clean energy in an effort to reduce climate change in the U.S.

Kathleen Sgamma, president of the Western Energy Alliance, argued on Thursday that President Biden’s order to halt new drilling on federal lands would kill 58,700 jobs in eight states in the West, “where over 97% of the federal production is found,” 그녀가 말했다.

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수요일에, Western Energy Alliance, which represents 200 oil and natural gas companies, filed a lawsuit challenging Biden’s executive order banning oil and natural gas leasing on federal public lands, 에 따르면 보도 자료.

The release cited the 불평, 어느 “challenges Biden’s order as exceeding presidential authority and constituting a violation of the Mineral Leasing Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and the Federal Lands Policy and Management Act.

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The administration argues that in its efforts to move away from oil and gas, it will create millions of new clean-energy jobs.

The president’s clean energy infrastructure plan, with its goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 at the latest, aims tocreate millions of good-paying jobs that provide workers with the choice to join a union and bargain collectively with their employers,” according to Biden’s website.

The plan targets the creation of 1 million jobs within the auto industry; “millionsof jobs within the power sector; 1 million jobs in building construction; 250,000 직업 “plugging abandoned oil and natural gas wellsand more, 그것은 말한다.

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