Governors tell Biden his energy policies are hurting Americans and helping foreign adversaries


Oklahoma Gov. Kevn Stitt joined other Republican governors this week in New Orleans who sent a letter to President Biden asking him to deregulate the oil and gas industry. And they didn’t hold back on their criticism of his anti-oil and gas policies.

As governors, we are extremely concerned with the impacts your energy policies are having on households across our country and call on you to pursue an all-of-the-above energy approach that will promote homegrown energy that benefits all Americans. Under your administration, Americans have paid over 40% more for gas every time they fill up. These policies are disproportionally impacting low-income Americans,” wrote the governors.

Stitt and a dozen other governors told the President that since he took office, his administration has weakened American energy security. They said his actions included reducing the amount of federal acres leased for drilling, his cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline and giving more priority to foreign energy over American-made energy.

” Even more recently, your decisions to freeze all new liquified natural gas (LNG) export projects and to ban fossil fuel drilling on nearly half of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska exemplify your willingness to prioritize political whims over the long term capabilities of our natural resources,” stated the governors.

They said the President’s energy decisions led to increased grocery, gas and utility expenses and “these actions have empowered rather than countered our adversaries to direct the global energy conversation.”

According to the governors, the President’s failure to maintain the American energy advantage emboldened China and Russia.

“The inefficient and often unworkable mandates your administration continues to push are hitting Americans where it hurts the most – their pocketbooks.”


In a press conference, Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry declared, “If the federal government took its foot off of the neck of American energy, we could absolutely lower the cost of everyday goods to American citizens.”

Landry took some of the governors, including Gov. Stitt, to the nearby Chalmette Refinery.

View the news conference via McCarville Report.