Senator Cornyn

Cornyn: Biden’s Drilling Moratorium Penalizes Texans in Favor of Foreign Energy Production

January 22, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement in response to the Biden Administration’s moratorium on energy leasing and permitting on public lands and waters.  The memo from Department of Interior Acting Secretary Scott de la Vega halts all new permits on federal lands and waters for 60 days.

“With this decision, the Biden Administration continues to put a boot on the neck of Texas energy workers,” said Sen. Cornyn.  “Texans have worked hard to produce affordable, reliable, and environmentally-safe energy for their fellow Americans.  Halting off-shore drilling permits will penalize Texas workers in favor of foreign producers who won’t adhere to the same environmental standards.”