Gov. Edwards testifies before U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources on Louisiana’s oil & gas industries
WASHINGTON (WAFB) - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards appeared before Congress Thursday, May 13 to discuss how any abrupt changes to federal offshore oil and gas policies will have a negative impact on the state’s economy.
The governor testified before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural resources at 9 a.m. Thursday.
On Tuesday, May 11, Gov. Edwards said he looked forward to testifying about “how gulf states deserve more federal impact assistance for offshore production & why I think Louisiana must have net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.”
Specifically, he addressed the adverse impact that a protracted moratorium on mineral leases in the Gulf of Mexico will have on Louisiana’s economy.
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