Congressman Jeff Landry (R, LA-03), who famously held a "Drilling = Jobs" sign during the President's national address on jobs, issued the following statement regarding the Obama Administration's proposed rules on hydraulic fracturing on federal lands:
"Even though Al "Crucify Them' Armendariz is gone, Washington continues to fire shots at our job-creating fossil fuel industry. As soon as energy prices fall ever so slightly, the Obama Administration goes into attack mode with more regulations and government red-tape. With over 12 million Americans out of work, the Administration should join me in assisting our job creators. I will continue to fight against the President's ridiculous regulations, burdensome rules that come with not one shred of evidence from the EPA showing fracking harming the environment. I encourage my constituents, colleagues, and fellow Americans to be vocal throughout the upcoming comment period. Together, we can help put our neighbors back to work and end the continuous big government assault on our domestic energy jobs."