Texas Democratic Party Communications Director Abhi Rahman issued the following statement:
“Greg Abbott isn’t being honest with working Texans. The Biden Administration is actually projected to create energy jobs. In fact, global investment firms have projected the Biden Administration to be a ‘positive catalyst’ for the energy industry in Texas.
“Energy companies have already diversified their portfolios. Abbott needs to be upfront and honest with working Texans about how jobs are going to change over time. Sticking our heads in the sand and fighting these global economic trends is actually what will hurt regular working Texans. But energy companies themselves, their shareholders and company executives will be completely fine.
“Under Abbott and Donald Trump’s leadership, our state energy sector has been hurt. We’re seeing job losses across Texas’ economy, including renewable energy and energy efficiency industries.
“To save Texas energy, we need to demand new leadership in this state that is honest, upfront with Texans, and embraces the future.”
Texas’ energy industry, the once a shining star of our state’s economy, has been devastated.
Companies like BP have already begun renewable projects in Texas.
General Motors announced today it will no longer sell gas-powered cars and trucks beginning in 2035.
An analysis by an investment firm shows that the Biden Administration is a “positive catalyst” for the energy industry in Texas.