Commissioner Bush on Gov. Abbott’s Executive Order

Contact: Matt Atwood, Press Secretary - Texas General Land Office
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PRESS RELEASE — Jan 28, 2021

AUSTIN — Today, the Texas General Land Office and Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush issued the following statements regarding Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order to protect Texas’ energy industry from federal overreach.  

The General Land Office first issued remarks on the issue through social media, stating, “Texans will not stand idly by and watch Washington strip away our livelihoods. The Land Office stands ready to continue to protect Texas jobs, preserve American energy dominance and defend Texas’ state-owned lands from federal bureaucratic oversight.” 

Commissioner Bush followed the statement adding, “Following the certification of election results, I immediately directed the Texas General Land Office to begin preparing for an onslaught of executive orders and policy decisions by the Administration that are detrimental to the Texas oil and gas economy. Thanks to Governor Abbott for putting Texas energy first.” 

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