Energy Policy Watch: Ohio Congressman Discusses Biden’s ‘All-out Assault on Fossil Fuels’

Ohio Congressman Bill Johnson gives his take on how President Biden’s infrastructure and spending bills will affect the oil and gas industry plus the role natural gas produced in the U.S. has in addressing climate change.

Hart Energy and Cornerstone Government Affairs
Energy Policy Watch: Ohio Congressman Discusses Biden’s ‘All-out Assault on Fossil Fuels’

The president recently signed into law the long-awaited infrastructure bill. However, according to Congressman Bill Johnson, the $1.2 trillion bill had “very little” to do with actual infrastructure.

“Less than 21% of that bill had anything to do with what we would call traditional infrastructure. ... Had it addressed real infrastructure—roads, bridges, water systems, sewer systems, airports, those kinds of things—I would’ve been one of the first ones to support it,” Johnson told Cornerstone’s Jack Belcher on the latest installment of Energy Policy Watch. “But that’s not what it did.”

U.S. Rep. Johnson (R-Ohio, 6th), whose district encompasses a large part of the Marcellus and Utica shale play within the Appalachian Basin, said the biggest problem he has with the infrastructure bill is he sees it paving the way for the spending bill, which he described as “a massive social reengineering bill.”

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