The Biden administration's ban on official travel to fossil fuel conferences is a reckless and misguided attack on American energy security and the economy.
Fossil fuels are the lifeblood of our economy, providing jobs and energy for millions of Americans. The Biden administration's ban will only make it more difficult for our economy to grow and our people to prosper.
The fossil fuel industry is also a major source of innovation. Companies like ExxonMobil and Chevron are investing billions of dollars in developing new technologies to reduce emissions and make our energy system cleaner. The Biden administration's ban will stifle this innovation and make it more difficult to develop the clean energy technologies of the future.
The Biden administration claims that the ban is necessary to address climate change. However, the science is clear that climate change is a serious problem, but it is not an immediate threat. We can address climate change in a responsible way that does not harm our economy or our energy security.
The Biden administration's ban on official travel to fossil fuel conferences is a reckless and misguided policy that will only hurt American families and businesses. Republicans will fight to reverse this ban and protect our energy security and economy.
In addition to the above, the ban is an attack on free speech and the free market. This is also an example of the Biden administration's hostility towards the oil and gas industry.
To learn more about The Travel Ban read this article from Fox News. An excerpt of the article has been copied below:
The White House is prohibiting senior administration officials from traveling for international energy engagements that promote carbon-intensive fuels, including oil, natural gas and coal, Fox News Digital has learned.
The guidance — which originated from the White House National Security Council (NSC) — was revealed in a Department of Energy (DOE) memo issued internally to agency staff on Sept. 15 and obtained by Fox News Digital. The memo was authored by Deputy Secretary of Energy David Turk who outlined travel restrictions and stated officials are required to obtain approval from the NSC before attending any global energy engagement.
“This guidance sets out a presumption that agencies and departments will pursue international energy engagement that advances clean energy projects,” Turk wrote in the memo. “It also outlines a process for seeking limited exceptions to pursue carbon-intensive engagements on a justified geostrategic imperative or energy-for-development/energy access basis.”