Texas Gov. Abbott moves to combat President Biden’s energy and climate agenda

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During a news conference in Odessa, the Republican governor vowed that Texas would pursue an aggressive legal strategy against the Biden administration.

Governor Abbott Holds Roundtable Discussion In Odessa, Signs Executive Order To Protect Energy Industry From Federal Overreach

Governor Greg Abbott today held a roundtable discussion in Odessa with energy workers, leaders, and advocates on how Texas can continue to support the energy industry and its workers and ensure a more prosperous future for the state of Texas. Following the roundtable, the Governor held a press conference where he issued an Executive Order to protect Texas’ energy industry from federal overreach. The Governor also announced his support for legislation that will prohibit cities from banning natural gas appliances.

During the roundtable, Governor Abbott and the participants also discussed enhancing workforce development in Texas, cutting costly red tape, and expanding broadband access in rural communities.

The Governor’s Executive Order directs every state agency to use all lawful powers and tools to challenge any federal action that threatens the continued strength, vitality, and independence of the energy industry. Each state agency should work to identify potential litigation, notice-and-comment opportunities, and any other means of preventing federal overreach within the law. 

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