Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Greg Pence (IN-06 – which includes Decatur County) joined House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and over 30 members of the House Energy Action Team to strongly condemn the Biden Administration’s 60-day moratorium on issuing oil and gas leases on federal lands and waters:
“The Trump-Pence Administration prioritized America’s energy independence and put American energy and oil workers first. One day into his presidency, President Biden has banned new oil and gas permitting on public lands, killing American jobs and pumping the brakes on our economic recovery. Energy demand will continue in our nation, but with President Biden’s new ban we will depend on foreign adversaries instead of ourselves,” said Congressman Pence.
This moratorium by the Biden Administration will have negative economic impacts on the 6th District of Indiana. From power generation down to what Hoosiers pay to heat their homes and fill their tank at the pump, this decision may lead to higher energy prices across the Indiana supply chain.