Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) recently took to Twitter to criticize the Biden administration’s energy policies.
“Biden's radical ESG agenda threatens millions of energy jobs, including hundreds of thousands here in Texas. Texas is the energy capital of the world. Anyone who threatens Texas energy will have a fight on their hands.”
Biden's radical ESG agenda threatens millions of energy jobs, including hundreds of thousands here in Texas.
Texas is the energy capital of the world.
Anyone who threatens Texas energy will have a fight on their hands.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) March 16, 2023
One of Gov. Abbott’s main goals is to fight against the President’s policies that protect “energy companies”.
According to the Governor’s statement, "Texas has led efforts to defend this critical industry against the Biden Administration’s destructive energy policies.”
“The Governor signed Senate Bill 13 last session that prohibits state contracts and investments with companies that boycott energy companies.”
Furthermore, the Texas governor brought his previous legislation to the forefront.
“In January 2021, Governor Abbott issued an executive order directing all state agencies to use all lawful powers and tools to challenge any federal action that jeopardizes the continued vitality and independence of the energy industry,” said Abbott.
The Texas lawmaker accused President Biden (D) of being “overly aggressive” and lamented his legislative actions.
“Over the past two years, you have tried to stifle the American energy sector with your ESG fanaticism, your overly aggressive Environmental Protection Agency, and your favoritism of foreign oil over homegrown energy,” said the Texas representative.
“As the Governor of Texas, I see firsthand the problems your policies have created for hard-working Americans looking for an opportunity to succeed.”
Abbott claimed that the Biden administration’s policies would endanger the citizens of Texas.
“By pushing this radical ESG agenda, you are risking the lifelong savings of millions, for political points. I will continue to stand up for my constituents who rely upon the good-paying jobs of our energy industry,” stated Abbott.
“Anyone who puts their livelihood at risk will have a fight on their hands down in Texas.”
Abbott has consistently directed criticism toward Biden throughout his term. Recently, he critiqued the President’s lack of response to his request for increased border security.
“President Biden’s open border policies have created an ongoing crisis he refuses to fix. With the help of our new Border Czar, Mike Banks, Texas is continuing our historic effort to stop the flow of deadly drugs, weapons, and illegal immigrants into our country.” tweeted the Texas governor.
Biden has received bipartisan support for many of his policies. However, it seems that his energy policies have attracted the ire of the Texas governor.