Johnson Questions Biden’s Secretary of Energy
What is President Biden’s True Plan for America’s Energy Industry?
Washington, May 19, 2021
WASHINGTON –Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) released the following statement after questioning Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm during the House Energy and Commerce Energy Subcommittee Hearing:
“We are seeing an all-out push to regulate and legislate America’s cheap and abundant coal, oil and natural gas resources out of existence. There have been many examples of this assault, including the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline, liberal communities declaring their intention to actually turn off the gas lines in neighborhoods, and Governor Whitmer in Michigan trying to shut down the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline, which, if successful, would kill thousands of jobs in my home state of Ohio,” said Bill Johnson. “It’s becoming alarmingly clear that radical environmentalists are increasingly calling the shots for the Democratic party, and we cannot allow their dangerous energy policies to take root in our communities.”
“Today, the Energy Secretary confirmed my well-founded concerns,” said Johnson. “In fact, she went as far to say that the Biden Administration supports a ban on fracking on public lands. This is a significant departure from President Biden’s latest reported stance, which is he only supports a temporary “moratorium” on new oil and gas leases on public lands. Which one is it, Mr. President? Does the Secretary speak for you? We all know President Biden would snap his fingers and ban fracking universally if he didn’t fear the political fallout. The American people deserve to know, once and for all, what your true plan for our energy industry is actually going to be.”