Congressman Keller urges President Biden to reconsider attack against America’s energy industry

January 26, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. Today members of the House Energy Action Team—who represent districts with significant energy infrastructure—sent a letter calling on President Biden to reverse his shortsighted orders dismantling domestic energy production.

 

The letter highlights the important role that America’s energy industry plays in shaping national security, securing a leadership position in the international energy market, ending global energy poverty, and supporting rural economies and critical infrastructure. The letter also notes that President Biden’s actions to impede years of growth in the energy sector will eliminate millions of jobs, make the United States less secure, and stifle critical innovations in the industry.

 

On the letter, Congressman Keller made the following statement:

 

“It took President Biden only 48 hours in office to rejoin the Paris Climate Accords, kill the Keystone XL pipeline, and ban drilling on federal lands—effectively wiping out four years of progress in America’s energy industry. As a someone who was born in—and campaigned on being from—northeastern Pennsylvania, President Biden should have a clear understanding of just how important good-paying energy jobs are for millions of rural Americans.

 

“The energy production that comes out of Pennsylvania’s 12th District is critically important in providing our nation with family-sustaining wages and affordable energy. Unless action is taken to reverse course, our energy industry will experience long-term hardships that will negatively impact our economy, national security, and the future of innovation. I urge President Biden to reconsider these harmful actions.”

 

Full text of the letter is available here.