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Walorski, Pence urge Biden officials to address energy crisis facing Hoosiers

Congressman Greg Pence (IN-06) and Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) led members of the Indiana Congressional Delegation in a letter to Biden Administration officials raising red flags about the skyrocketing cost of propane, in hopes that agency heads will take action to curb the economic and energy crisis Hoosiers are facing.


The letter to Secretary Granholm, Secretary Buttigieg, Secretary Vilsack and Secretary Raimondo can be found here.


“As winter fast approaches, projected price increases in critical fuels, such as propane, will make it more expensive to heat our homes and small businesses. Actions taken by this administration to curb domestic production of natural gas and oil are exacerbating already low propane fuel inventories while businesses and consumers are struggling to make ends meet under skyrocketing inflation,” the members wrote. “On behalf of our constituents across the state of Indiana, we request information from your departments on actions you are taking to address low propane fuel inventories.” 


“For working Americans, energy price hikes are a direct consequence of this Administration’s continued attacks on American energy production. Instead of relying on domestic energy production, President Biden has outsourced that responsibility to adversarial countries that do not maintain similar environmental standards, surrendering critical foundations underpinning America’s economic security,” they continued. 


In addition to Congressman Pence and Congresswoman Walorski, signers include Reps. Jim Banks (IN-03), James Baird (IN-04), Victoria Spartz (IN-05), Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08), and Trey Hollingsworth (IN-09).