Bill Johnson to Oil & Gas Companies: You’ve Got a Great Story to Tell
Washington, April 6, 2022
WASHINGTON – Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) released the following statement after speaking at, and questioning, leaders from major oil and gas companies at an Energy & Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing:
This afternoon, I told leaders of major oil and gas companies today that they’ve got a great story to tell – they just need to tell it – to counter the lies and misinformation coming from the Democrats:
“I'm not going to name names, but we've all seen the TV commercials from big oil filled with solar panels, green climate messaging about how you’re diversifying your portfolio, and how you're embracing liberal, progressive values. What's been your return on investment with that effort?
“You've taken a shellacking today from the Democrats. Do they seem impressed by your efforts to show your allegiance to their anti-fossil fuel agenda? Do they give you any credit for your green overtures, your ESG commitments, or your carbon cutting plans?
“No, they do not. For heaven's sakes, they're blaming you for high gas prices, for inflation, for bad weather, and all the world's problems that their failed policies are actually causing. Your industry has a lot to be proud of and Americans know it. You just have to help us tell them. But, if you continue chasing these radical green, progressive values, these moving goalposts over the real value that you bring to our country and the world, then the environmental left and the ESG investors will crush you and the millions of Americans that need your support.
“So, today, I want to give you a platform.”
Click on the video here to watch the entire clip of Rep. Johnson at today’s hearing.