“This legislation will ensure that Texans are free to make their own choices without interference from government, and I am proud to fight to protect energy choice.”
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “Oil and natural gas are irreplaceable in making our modern lives not only possible, but undeniably better,” said Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA) president Todd Staples earlier today, following the introduction of SB 1017 filed by Senator Brian Birdwell and HB 2374 filed by Representative Brooks Landgraf.
“Misguided attempts to ban the use of particular types of engines or even specific fuel sources only serve to disrupt the lives of consumers and business owners who rely on affordable, reliable energy sources." said Staples.
"TXOGA thanks Senator Birdwell and Representative Landgraf for filing this legislation, and we look forward to our continued work with the Legislature to protect energy choice.,” Staples said.
This legislation would protect energy choice by preventing political subdivisions from adopting or enforcing ordinances, orders, regulations, or similar measures which would limit access to specific fuel sources or prohibit the sale of engines based on their fuel source.
“Oil and natural gas are an essential part of meeting the energy needs of both our state and nation,” said Senator Birdwell (right,) who serves as chairman of the Texas Senate's Natural Resources & Economic Development Committee.
“California style restrictions on engines or fuel sources that limit consumers and business owners from being able to access the energy sources they need have no place in Texas,” noted Birdwell.
“As Texans, we are deeply aware of the importance of oil and natural gas in our lives,” said Representative Landgraf, who also holds the key House Committe position as chairman of the Environmental Regulation Committee.
“This legislation will ensure that Texans are free to make their own choices without interference from government, and I am proud to fight to protect energy choice,” he said.