Governor Bill Lee Joins GOP Governors Calling for President Biden to Withdraw Executive Order

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has joined with 16 other GOP governors in calling for President Joe Biden to withdraw executive order 14008.

 

The Republican Governor’s Association calls the executive order an “extreme order (that) kills good-paying jobs across the country and threatens America’s energy independence and national security.”

 

According to the RGA, her are all Governors who has signed the letter:

Mark Gordon (WY), Kay Ivey (AL), Mike Dunleavy (AK), Doug Ducey (AZ), Asa Hutchinson (AR), Brad Little (ID), Eric Holcomb (IN), Tate Reeves (MS), Mike Parson (MO), Greg Gianforte (MT), Pete Ricketts (NE), Doug Burgum (ND), Kevin Stitt (OK), Kristi Noem (SD), Bill Lee (TN), Greg Abbott (TX), Spencer Cox (UT).

 

Below are exerts from the letter reported by the RGA:

 

“Where the recent surge in oil and natural gas provided jobs and created wealth when we needed it most, the Order will drastically hinder the ability of the oil and gas industry to recover, both onshore and offshore, as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic subside. 

“To meet consumer demand and stabilize our electric grid, we depend on energy produced on private land and public land—we need both.  Simply put, the Order jeopardizes our national security interests and strips away the opportunity for Americans to be energy independent.

“Along with private sector ingenuity, state frameworks and standards are the best solution to producing cleaner and more affordable energy that curbs emissions, including during the development and production of fossil fuels.

“…the lack of consultation with our states demonstrated by Executive Order 14008 is alarming, showing disregard for the citizens we serve and the businesses that employ them and keep our country running and our nation secure.”

 

To see more information from the RGA, click here.

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