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Texas Congressman August Pfluger introduces legislation protecting oil and gas industry

Texas Congressman August Pfluger has introduced his first piece of legislation, called Saving America's Energy Future Act.
Credit: Midland County Republican Party

TEXAS, USA — Texas Congressman August Pfluger has introduced his first piece of legislation, called Saving America's Energy Future Act.

The bill which would prohibit the Biden administration from declaring a moratorium on issuing new oil and gas permits for drilling on federal lands was introduced in an effort to protect the oil and gas industry.

Congressman Pfluger expressed his concern in protecting the oil and gas industry and addressed how the Permian Basin produces 40 percent of the nation's energy.

“My primary concern in Congress is to protect our oil and gas industry from the radical Democrats who will soon control the House, Senate, and White House. President-Elect Joe Biden campaigned on the promise to shut down drilling on all federal lands and phase out fossil fuels. This, in conjunction with ludicrous policies like the Green New Deal, could mean the end to our oil and gas industry and the American economy as we know it. The Permian Basin produces over 40% of our nation’s energy. This is clean, affordable, reliable energy that powers our nation, heats our homes, and allows us to defend ourselves. Energy security is national security, and nothing could be more important.”