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Congressman Higgins Challenges President Biden to Live Without Oil & Gas, Petroleum-Based Products

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) has introduced H. Res. 149, a resolution challenging the Biden administration to operate the White House without using any oil and gas energy or petroleum-based products.

The resolution highlights the importance of the oil and gas industry to modern life, noting that:

  • The Biden administration’s energy policies jeopardize the well-being and security of the entire citizenry of the United States;
  • America’s petrochemical industry leads the world in efficient, clean, and safe operations;
  • Biden administration policies would move energy production to less-regulated foreign nations with horrible ecological records; and
  • Fossil fuel energy sources and petroleum-based products make modern life possible.

The resolution also calls on the Biden administration to prohibit the use of petroleum-based products on White House grounds, including but not limited to: cameras, microphones, mobile devices (phones and tablets), desktops, laptops, printers, coffee makers, plastic or laminated identification cards, ink pens, refrigerators, microwaves, ice cube trays, plastic drinking cups, cleaning products, surgical masks, plexiglass, trash and recycling bins, oil-based paintings, furniture, cosmetic products, soaps and toiletries, and clothing and shoes.

The full resolution can be read here.

Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:

“Modern life is not possible without the oil and gas industry. These energy sources fuel the world, and petroleum-based products are found in virtually everything everywhere. American innovation, not job-killing government mandates, is driving emissions reductions. However, if President Biden truly believes in his radical climate agenda, then he should lead by example starting at the White House.”

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