Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

OLSON STATEMENT ON OBAMA OFFSHORE DRILLING ACTION

December 20, 2016
Press Release

Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) this evening issued the following statement in response to President Obama's last ditch effort to halt offshore oil and gas drilling as he leaves office:  

“After working tirelessly to shut down the coal industry on his watch, Obama is now leaving the offshore drilling industry with a parting 'gift'. It's disappointing that the Obama Administration continues to say no to domestic energy development. America needs a comprehensive energy plan for our Outer Continental Shelf exploration. This Administration’s actions are counterproductive and do nothing to help our nation to realize its energy potential. I'm confident President-elect Trump will act swiftly to undo this short-sighted action and strengthen our nation’s energy security and job creation."

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