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Tuberville says that Congress can reverse Biden's energy policies

U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Alabama) and President of the National Oceanic Industries Association (NOIA) Erik Milito penned an op-ed in Fox News calling for congress to pass legislation to restore America's energy independence.

"The Biden administration has waged war on American energy," Tuberville and Milito wrote. "Costs have skyrocketed. Both consumers and producers are being crushed by burdensome regulations. It is critical that Congress prioritize the passage of bipartisan legislation to unleash our nation's offshore energy resources."

Tuberville and NOIA are concerned that the Biden Administration is using his federal rule making authority to crush the offshore oil and gas industry, making the United States dependent on foreign sources of energy and driving up the price of energy.

"Offshore energy development in the Gulf of Mexico is essential to our nation's all-of-the-above energy strategy, offering immense economic, national security and environmental advantages," Tuberville and Milito continued. "From powering businesses and communities to providing lower carbon oil and gas production, offshore energy plays a pivotal role in both our economic strength and our national security."

"Yet, President Biden has implemented a draconian federal offshore oil and gas leasing program that inhibits this progress," Tuberville and Milito wrote. "According to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the U.S. Department of the Interior only plans to hold three lease sales over the over the next five years in the Gulf of Mexico. This represents the lowest number of auctions in the history of the program, as there have been at least 11 lease sales in every five-year plan since 1992."

"By leveraging our abundant offshore resources, we can strengthen our economy, reduce emissions and transition to a more secure energy future," said Tuberville and Milito. "Pursuing American offshore energy is not just a matter of policy, but a moral imperative to safeguard our nation and ensure we have clean air and water for future generations. Instead of prioritizing climate activists and implementing burdensome government regulations, Biden should collaborate with Congress to make smart environmental choices while encouraging domestic energy production. Now is the time to advance legislation that safeguards our environment, enhances our energy security and promotes economic growth. Together, we can build a stronger, more resilient energy sector and unleash America's offshore energy potential, now and for generations to come."

Because Republicans in Congress does not have the votes or the will to override a presidential veto or even effectively limit the President's spending, the GOP is largely reduced to adding their own earmarks in spending bills while hoping that former President Donald J. Trump somehow unseats Biden in the November elections.

If not, then Americans should reasonably expect fewer oil and gas industry jobs, higher energy costs (particularly electricity), and continued inflation as higher energy costs in all industries are passed on to consumers.

Tommy Tuberville was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2020. This was the first time that the retired football coach has served in an elected office.

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