Pfluger Leads Letter to EPA Against Permian Basin Non-Attainment Designation
Washington, D.C., July 15, 2022 | Lyssa Bell
WASHINGTON, DC – – Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) led a letter to the Biden Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decrying the agency’s potential non-attainment redesignation that would curb oil and gas production in the Permian Basin, the largest secure supply of oil and gas in the world.
Congressman Pfluger was joined by both Texas Senators, John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, as well as Representatives Yvette Herrell, Jodey C. Arrington, Kevin Brady, Roger Williams, Tony Gonzales, Ronny L. Jackson, Louie Gohmert, Jake Ellzey, Randy Weber, Chip Roy, and Brian Babin, D.D.S.
In the letter, the Members state: “The Permian Basin is the driver of American oil and natural gas production, accounting for over 40 percent of our oil production and 15 percent of our natural gas production. A non-attainment designation would significantly burden producers in the Permian, slowing production and reducing supply from the largest secure source of energy in the world. This region serves as a key geopolitical tool for the United States and our allies, and it is inconceivable that the EPA would attempt to limit production when American consumers and families are facing record high energy prices.”