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Gohmert’s Statement on Democrat Bills That Permanently Ban U.S. Energy Development

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Washington, September 12, 2019 | comments

Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding the U.S. House of Representatives votes this week to bar offshore oil and gas leasing on coasts, as well as, halt energy exploration in the vast, untapped Arctic National Wildlife Refuge:

“This week, House Democrats have championed three bills that together would permanently ban energy development on much of the federal waters of the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf and also the entirety of the vast untapped oil reserves of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. U.S. energy independence and dominance provides the cleanest and safest form of energy production – it also reduces the need for the U.S., or our allies, to send money to anybody that supports terrorists or harbors and hides terrorists from justice. These bills terminate jobs, raise energy prices, and will harm the economy.”

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