Pfluger Rebukes Senators who Advocate for Irresponsible Energy Policy
I joined Representatives Garret Graves, Bruce Westerman, Andy Barr, Stephanie Bice, Dan Crenshaw, Jeff Duncan, Brian Mast, and Pete Stauber in sending a letter to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm rebuking false claims of ten Democratic Senators who asked Granholm and the Biden Administration to limit U.S. natural gas exports in an effort to ease rising domestic energy prices.
The senators asked Granholm to “take swift action to limit U.S. natural gas exports” and argued shutting down U.S. LNG export facilities is “in the best interest of” their constituents. Some of the same senators have called for a banning of American oil and gas production and advocated for more foreign oil production.
In the letter, we write: “We want to work with this Administration to reduce energy costs for all Americans, but we have sounded the alarm since day one of the Biden Administration. The hypocrisy could not be any clearer.”
The Biden Administration has projected global energy demand will surge over the next 30 years. Rather than developing an exploration and production strategy that relies on America’s resources, lower emissions, affordable energy and creating economic opportunity, Democratic senators’ flawed policies prioritize the economies of our foreign adversaries and leave behind the blue-collar workers in the Permian Basin.