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Mr. PINNACLE (for himself, and Mr. YOUNG), introduced the following bill, which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources:


To provide that any order by the President or Secretary of the Interior that hinders oil and gas leasing shall not take effect without Congressional approval.



This Act may be cited as the “American Needs Worthwhile Resources Act” or “ANWR Act.”



Any order by the President or the Secretary of the Interior (“Secretary”) that has the effect of terminating, preventing, or placing a moratorium on oil and gas leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge shall have no effect unless—

  (a) the order or action, along with justification, is submitted to Congress; and

  (b) a joint resolution that approves said order or action is enacted by Congress.

Christopher Drake

Republican, NY-2

Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

Former Chief Administrator - Rounds 4 & 5, Evil Arch-Conservative, Frequent Republican Player


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Mr. Speaker,

Around 100,000 jobs depend on safe and necessary American-oil development within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). More importantly, our economy—and the financial capacity of every single one of our constituents—relies on the affordable natural resources that this region has available.

As Texans and people across the country suffer from rising gas prices, OPEC countries and hostile nations are thriving off of our dependence on foreign natural oil; oil that we have an abundance of right here in the United States.

Protecting oil development in the ANWR will ensure access to over 10 billion barrels of affordable oil[1], boost our economy by up to $300 billion[1], and greatly reduce gas prices for American families and businesses. Such beneficial development should not be subject to termination by a single person, but rather an Act of Congress which takes into consideration both the science and the needs of our constituents.

I urge my colleagues to support this legislation and to help strengthen American energy independence.

I yield.


[1] https://republicans-naturalresources.house.gov/anwr/

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Dr. Parker Pinnacle

Republican for Texas

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