Biden Executive Order Threatens LA Oil Industry & Jobs - Kennedy Fights Back!
On Wednesday, President Joe Biden dealt a major blow to the oil and gas industry with an executive order limiting new oil and gas leases on federal land.
This heavy-handed move has already been derided by many Louisianan's within and outside of the industry.
One critic of Biden's action spoke with WAFB right after the decision came through. Tyler Gray, an executive at the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association, was quoted as saying that this order could cost 40,000 jobs --- or more!
Other critics have included both Louisiana Senators. Bill Cassidy has put out videos, statements, and has appeared on various news shows in opposition to Biden's EO. Same for Senator John Kennedy.
He has been outspoken from the onset and has even gone to far as to introduce legislation that would put a check on "The Biden Ban".
Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) joined Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) in introducing the Protecting our Wealth of Energy Resources (POWER) Act. The POWER Act prevents President Biden and members of his administration from imposing new bans on oil and gas drilling, leasing and permitting on federal property without Congressional approval.
“The Biden Ban on new oil and gas leasing will cost America tens of thousands of jobs, many of them in Louisiana. The energy industry is the lifeblood of our state, and we can’t afford to sacrifice jobs at a time when Louisianians are still recovering from the pandemic. Since the energy industry funds Louisiana’s conservation efforts, our storm-battered coasts can’t afford the Biden Ban either. We must protect both our jobs and our coasts from Washington’s overreach, and that’s just what the POWER Act will do,” - Senator John Kennedy
Senator Kennedy is one of the good ones. He's in DC fighting for the people of Louisiana. We need him to continue this fight for the #1 industry of the Bayou State. Our people depend on it and this executive order - unaltered- would be devastating to the Louisiana economy.