Biden’s energy policy ‘sends a very dangerous message’ to Texas: George P. Bush

April 20, 2021

“After a few years of left-wing progressive ideas everyday Americans are going to say, ‘This is enough,’” he continued.

Bush also warned that President Biden’s energy policies send a “very dangerous message” to the state.

“The industry directly employs 400,000 Texans and indirectly employs over a million,” Bush told Kilmeade. “We will lose 120,000 jobs if the federal lease policy stays in place for the rest of this year alone.”

Bush was referring to one of Biden’s energy actions. In a series of orders aimed at combating climate change, President Biden temporarily suspended the issuance of oil and gas permits on federal lands and waters and cancelled the Keystone XL oil pipeline project.

President Biden revoked the permit for the 1,700-mile pipeline on his first day in office, ending a project that was expected to employ more than 11,000 Americans this year.

In remarks made by Biden in January before signing executive actions on tackling climate change, the president pointed to “a key plank” of his Build Back Better Recovery Plan, which he noted “is building a modern, resilient climate infrastructure and clean energy future that will create millions of good-paying union jobs.”

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