Governor Burgum issued an important message this week regarding President Biden's attacks on our energy industry. We urge you to share this message with your friends, family, and co-workers and sign the Governor's pledge!
Governor Burgum's Message:
The Biden administration's recent executive orders pose a serious threat to American energy security, our nation's economic growth and the tens of thousands of North Dakotans whose livelihoods depend on the oil, gas and coal industries. Today we're directing our state agencies to determine the fiscal, economic and workforce impacts of this regulatory overreach and identify ways to counter these harmful orders, including defending our state's rights.
"We will pursue all available avenues to ensure that North Dakota remains a powerhouse for the nation and a beacon of innovation, entrepreneurship and responsible, clean energy development." - Governor Burgum
No one cares more about North Dakota's environment than the people who live here, and we have some of the country's cleanest air and water to prove it. As the nation's No. 2 oil producing state and No. 6 energy producer overall, we know that only innovation, not regulation, will a viable path forward for stable, low-cost, clean energy. Even if all American greenhouse gas emissions ceased, emissions from developing nations would continue to increase.
By pursuing an all-of-the-above energy strategy and leading the advancement of innovative technology such as carbon capture, utilization and storage, we can continue to produce clean energy here at home and export these environmentally sound solutions to drive global emissions down.