Dunleavy joins Republican governors in calling for immediate action on energy from Biden

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to the press as Republican governors gather in Louisiana to work on energy issues.

Republican governors met in Chalmette, La. on Monday to unveil a plan to unleash American energy and counter what they call the Biden Administration’s unprecedented attacks on America’s energy. At a press conference outside a refinery, as seen in the YouTube video below, Gov. Dunleavy spoke about the harm the Biden Administration has done to Alaska.

Gov. Dunleavy said, “the Republican Party is about people. The other party is about causes. What you’re seeing happen here is social engineering on the people of Alaska, the people of the United States.” He showed reporters a one-page document put together by the office of Sen. Dan Sullivan that lists the more than 63 executive orders against Alaska by the Biden Administration.

While the Biden Administration continues to add more government regulations rather than free market solutions, the Republican governors support innovative energy production to unleash America’s natural resources, safeguard national security, and attain American energy independence. The governors want the Biden’s government to increase energy lease sales both on and offshore and to end his ban on permits for liquid natural gas export facilities.

“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,” Gov. Jeff Landry said, pointing out the correlation between inflation and the Biden administration’s disastrous energy and environmental policies.       

At the press conference, Republican governors revealed a joint letter sent to the Biden Administration that called for immediate action to address the harmful impacts of Biden’s energy policies, which are costing American taxpayers $1.37 trillion and weakening America’s energy security.

In the letter, the governors listed steps the Biden Administration can take immediately to allow free markets to flow, adopt an all-of-the-above homegrown energy plan, and ensure America’s energy independence and security.

“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,” the letter to the president said.

“Since taking office, your administration has weakened American energy security by reducing the amount of federal acres leased for drilling, canceling the Keystone XL pipeline, and prioritizing 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,” the governors argued.

“In addition to increased grocery, gas, and utility expenses for Americans, these actions have empowered rather than countered our adversaries to direct the global energy conversation. Failing to maintain the American energy advantage emboldens China and Russia and creates a national security threat for both Americans and our allies abroad. The inefficient and often unworkable mandates your administration continues to push are hitting Americans where it hurts the most – their pocketbooks. According to recent reports, your most recent rules and regulations in the energy space are part of a larger unchecked rulemaking effort that is projected to cost American taxpayers $1.37 trillion,” the letter said.

The steps the governors want the president to take include:

  • End regulatory overreach that unnecessarily restricts domestic energy production, making it
    more difficult to build and transport all forms of energy in America (like the Dakota Access
    and Keystone XL pipelines), and ultimately drives up costs and threatens national security;
    ● Increase the number and quality of onshore and offshore lease sales for all forms of
    energy production (including petroleum development on the National Petroleum Reserve –
    Alaska (NPR-A); where such leasing is consistent with all federal and state laws;
    ● Expedite approval of federal drilling permits, which can take over a year on federal lands
    as opposed to less than two weeks on private lands;
    ● Remove the pause on LNG exports;
    ● Stop the EPA’s war on American energy by rolling back initiatives such as the final rules
    on methane emissions, particulate matter (PM2.5) standards, the Ozone Transport Rule, and
    the Clean Power Plan 2.0, among others;
    ● Repeal EPA’s Waste Emission Charge (i.e., methane tax) which will drive up energy costs;
    ● Work with Congress to enact comprehensive permitting reform that is supportive of all forms
    of energy and limits bad-faith legal obstructionism;
    ● Repeal burdensome and unnecessary financial regulations that will drive away capital
    from American companies;
    ● Expand critical mineral mining and processing to counter China; and
    ● Prioritize innovation over regulation by supporting technology to produce reliable, affordable
    American-made energy.

Read the full letter here.

All signatories of the letter include: Governor Mike Dunleavy (AK), Governor Sarah Sanders (AR), Governor Ron DeSantis (FL), Governor Brian Kemp (GA), Governor Brad Little (ID), Governor Eric Holcomb (IN), Governor Jeff Landry (LA), Governor Tate Reeves (MS), Governor Mike Parson (MO), Governor Greg Gianforte (MT), Governor Joe Lombardo (NV), Governor Chris Sununu (NH), Governor Doug Burgum (ND), Governor Kevin Stitt (OK), Governor Kristi Noem (SD), Governor Greg Abbott (TX), Governor Spencer Cox (UT), Governor Glenn Youngkin (VA), Governor Jim Justice (WV), and Governor Mark Gordon (WY).

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  1. Impressive, they flapped their jaws for the cameras and wrote a letter to the Biden administration. That will show them and bring meaningful results from the permanent state regime which controls our country. The GOP is truly a clown show, groveling and irrelevant to representing and protecting the strategic interests of our country. The GOP congress didn’t impeach the Biden and remove the mannequin from office. Pathetic. When Trump is elected in a landslide, they will still stutter and fail to reform anything.

  2. It makes no difference to Biden and his Administration. Their aim is to phase out all fossil fuel development completely. They have already brainwashed half the population about the great climate hoax. Kids know more about climate action than they do about math, reading and writing. It’s all part of the agenda for the new world order and Biden is leading the charge. And it’s going to cost US dearly.

    • The Biden administration is doing a pretty poor job of phasing out fossil fuels in the US. We’re producing more now than ever and continuing to add more. That being said, the regulatory environment grows steadily more onerous.

      Do you have any supporting evidence that kids know more about climate action than they do the “Three Rs”? Or is that just anecdotal?

      • Even the state admits 40% of Alaska public school graduates are functionally illiterate. That is by the states unacceptably low 3rd world “standards”, the real percentage is far higher. What public school students are taught is that there is a man created “climate crisis” as though it is factual. They are not taught in a manner that encourages students to research subjects on their own, argue the merits of their conclusions based on the sources reviewed. Granted, processing illiterate students precludes their ability to research or study outside of material they are presented. A student that were to cogently argue against the approved narrative openly in class would need the strength of a developed character to face ridicule, public brow beating and reduced grades by vindictive teachers.

  3. They sent a letter, which will be used for Biden’s next changeof his Depends.
    Keep making noise! Sadists love hearing the cries of those they hurt. Gives them thegiggles,

  4. Spoiler alert, the USA produced more oil and gas in 2022 than any year in the Trump administration. Energy consumption is down and gas prices are dropping. Senator Strangelove should have stayed in Taiwan.

    • The production of US oil is not in question. The problem is that, in Alaska, this administration has consistently attempted to block increases in oil production opportunities for OUR state. Meanwhile, New Mexico, the home state of the Biden secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, production has gone from 810 thousand barrels per day to over 2 million barrels per day. There is zero reason for our state, and many others, to be throttled down in the enterprise that funds our states while New Mexico has been given carte blanche to drill the hell out of that state.

    • What you’re talking about are the residual effects of Trump’s energy policies. Since 2020 it’s been nothing but executive orders shutting things down and draining our Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

    • The GOP won’t look at actual production of crude oil in the USA as it doesn’t fit their talking points. 45 has encourage OPEC to decrease production to drive the price up. If America truly wants to be energy independent their would be no export of USA produced crude oil, or it’s refined products. It can only be sold in the USA, watch prices drop rapidly. The GOP has become a bunch of chest pounding politicians. A bunch of screaming and no action.

  5. Blah ,blah,blah Dunleavy again Standing Tall yet he can’t execute simple statutes in our own state. Please Lord don’t blow into another Hurricane due to all that hot air swirling around these blowhards. Bring our Governor home safely.

  6. Say it with me now.

    Grandpa Bloodstains doesn’t care.

    These governors need to focus on doing everything possible to get out every possible vote for Trump.

    That this stupid, performative, pointless grandstanding.

    • Right on! The Biden administration is choking off many states oil production opportunities and have helped Deb Haaland’s home state to go to the second highest producer, behind Texas. This is the most corrupt administration in US history, in every facet of government, from the DOJ on down.

    • “These governors need to focus on doing everything possible to get out every possible vote for Trump.”

      This stupid, performative, pointless grandstanding does exactly what you are asking them to do. By stating the differences in energy policy in the clearest possible terms.

      • Partly. But these gestures have a lifespan of one, maybe two news cycles. Very few people will remember this, or care, come November.

        However, they all should have a political machine they can utilize to start -and continue- door knocking, running ads, identifying potential voters, planning how to get them to the polls, and do much more.

        Nowhere near as sexy as a group photo. Not gonna get them press. But that is how this game is won.

  7. Governor Dunleavy is spot on when he said, “the Republican Party is about the people.” The Alaska Constitution Article I Sec. 1, “This constitution is dedicated to the principles that all persons have a natural right to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, and the enjoyment of the rewards of their own industry; that all persons are equal and entitled to equal rights, opportunities, and protection under the law; and that all persons have corresponding obligations to the people and to the State.”

    We all have an obligation to speak up to protect the people of Alaska. All Alaskans can contact their Senators and Representatives to discuss a remedy. Our legislators are elected by we the people for the people.

    Our Alaska Attorney General’s first allegiance is to the public interest, and he serves under the authority of the Executive Branch of government. We should all be seeking a solution when there is a misfit in the law(s) that doesn’t protect innocent Alaskans. Our children and grandchildren here in Alaska are paramount.

    David Ignell in his June 2, 2024 article addresses a remedy within the Alaska Constitution.
    ‘https://alaskawatchman.com/2024/06/02/opinion-what-can-alaskans-do-when-they-are-unlawfully-persecuted-by-state-government/

  8. Looks like they regurgitated the flip side of Xi’s playbook!

    Traitor Joe isn’t free to undo any of the favors he’s done for the Five-Star Red Flag. I doubt any of our elected reps are, including the man who saw fit to champion the likes of Anne Zink and dissolve the Board of Midwives.

    Things are going to get a lot worse before they get better.

    Lord, have mercy on us.

  9. Again, a little late to the party. This country is being systematically dismantled and soon we’ll be a third world wasteland. Why didn’t they gather in DC and demand a meeting with the senile one. Democrats are always making demands.

  10. Trump will unquestionably pick Dunleavy for a cabinet level post. Education or Energy Secretary are two likely positions.

  11. At least these governors are doing something instead of sitting around waiting for someone else to act – unlike many of the people who post on this forum.

    • You do, however, make a major point. Not the one I think you intended.

      The GOP, especially the Cowardly Lion of Alaska, love making bold statements. Actually doing the hard work to accomplish something? Not very often.

  12. How about joining the NINE states that fired ERIC from managing the state’s voter rolls? We must fix this and yesterday. AZ is facing a lawsuit from their Republican Party. Where is Alaska’s Republican Party? Pansies! Fight for SOMETHING for once.

  13. Well it’s a good thing we’re in carbon markets and carbon storage. Now we can “HIDE THE DECLINE” of energy production.

  14. The federal government has only one job and that is to protect us at our boarders. They have so overstepped their job responsibilities it’s insane and the American people sat and let this happen. The states are very capable of managing their own lands and people without federal interference. The American people have created a monster. Militarized police and a completely corrupt judicial system. How do we turn this sinking ship around without using lethal force.?? I’m
    Not optimistic about a peaceful solution to this attempted socialist invasion of our country but I will guarantee everyone if we go socialist there will be NO one happy in the end. There will be the have and have nothings with 0 chance of advancement. The rubber is about to meet the road.

  15. The economy is built on cheap energy. No cheap energy, no cheap or reasonably priced goods. It is just that simple. Most of Americans cannot afford any real living standard now. This will not change until fossil fuels are drilled again. The energy mix demands what is best for each region. As for the data that we are being fed, much of it is quite inaccurate because about 60% of the measuring devices are in the cities, the heat domes. A realistic energy policy needs to be created for all of the planet. And while we are at it, we need to be weaned from the over consumption that we have been taught to do. We need to get the legislatures to also act to rectify the situation. The governors cannot do it by themselves.

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