This inaugural HEAT Report highlights how HEAT Members are responding to the Biden Administration’s ongoing assault on American energy independence.
While President Biden pledged to create good-paying union jobs as part of his climate initiative, it appears his Administration does not have a plan in place to protect the hard-working oil and gas workers who will soon see their livelihoods destroyed by his policies.
This week, when asked about Keystone XL pipeline job losses, President Biden’s Press Secretary, Jen Psaki, couldn’t provide an answer on the “green jobs” these workers can expect to find. Additionally, his “Climate Czar” John Kerry told oil and gas workersthey “can be the people who go to work to make the solar panels.” Energy workers aren’t convinced and neither are we.
The American people deserve an all-of-the-above energy strategy that promotes responsible energy exploration and development. However, President Biden has wasted no time in waging an assault on American energy production, as well as the good jobs and low energy costs that go with it. Instead of caving to the far-left, President Biden should consider the devastating consequences that eliminating American energy will have on hard-working families and our national security.
This Week’s HEAT Member Highlights:
Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Full Court Press with Greta van Susteren and slammed President Biden for abandoning American energy workers.
Biden Administration Actions:
President Biden revoked the Keystone XL pipeline permit. 2,000 American workers will immediately lose their jobs, over $2 billion dollars in wages will go unpaid, and rural communities will lose $100 million in property tax revenues.
President Biden rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement. The agreement gives a free pass to the world’s worst polluters while restraining the American energy industry, which produces energy more cleanly and more efficiently than anywhere in the world.
President Biden indefinitely banned all new oil and gas leasing on federal lands and waters and halted permits for 60 days. This expected total ban is projected to cost one million jobs nationwide. Consumer energy prices will increase as American jobs and energy production are shipped overseas to adversaries like Russia, Iran, and Venezuela.
House GOP Actions:
House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), and 17 House Republicans sent a letter to President Biden outlining the significant ramifications the 60-day leasing and permitting moratorium will have on our country during a health and economic emergency.
Chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus and HEAT Member Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.) led his Congressional Western Caucus colleagues in an hour-long Special Order on the House Floor to discuss the negative impacts of President Biden’s recent attacks on American energy.
House Committee on Natural Resources Republicans sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Acting Secretary Scott de la Vega, requesting information regarding President Joe Biden’s executive orders on climate.
- “It makes you want to give up.” Keystone workers feel left behind by Biden executive orders (CBS News)
- Top US union boss Richard Trumka disappointed in Biden’s Keystone XL cancelation in new interview (Fox News)
- Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) – Biden EOs to close pipelines is politically motivated and bad for US (Just the News)
- John Kerry took private jet to Iceland for environmental award, called it ‘only choice for somebody like me’ (Fox News)
- Jen Psaki mocks reporter when asked about Keystone pipeline job losses (New York Post)
- Reps. Scalise, Westerman, Herrell, Sen. Lummis: President Biden, reverse this energy ban (Fox News)
- Steve Scalise: For Louisiana, Joe Biden’s war on oil is very bad news (The Advocate)
- Reps. Scalise, Herrell: Biden’s reckless, job-killing energy executive orders must be reversed (Fox News)
- Clay Higgins: Biden’s assault on oil and gas industry threatens jobs, energy security(Daily Advertiser)
- Rep. Armstrong Op-Ed: President Biden’s first actions are a direct assault on North Dakota (The Fargo Forum)
- Walberg: My commitment to serving the 7th District (The Monroe News)
- Biden’s Keystone Pipeline Kill (WSJ Editorial Board)
- Biden’s Fossil-Fuel Freeze (WSJ Editorial Board)
🔥Representative Bob Latta (R-Ohio) outlines the grave consequences that would result from the Biden Administration’s moratorium on oil and gas leasing on federal lands and waters.