Governor to Testify on Energy in D.C.
Governor Edwards will testify today at the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy about federal offshore oil and gas developments. Baton Rouge Congressman Garrett Graves says that while he doesn’t agree with all of Edwards’s energy policies, he believes the governor has a better perspective on offshore energy.
Edwards is expected to address the state’s ongoing work on climate initiatives. Senator Bill Cassidy says that investing in Louisiana and other domestic oil producers will not only create jobs but help in the fight to decrease global greenhouse gas emissions.
Edwards said ways to reduce the state’s emissions while maintaining its energy production are essential. This sentiment was echoed by Graves who believes the state shouldn’t continue business as usual.