United States Senator Bill Cassidy talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about legislation recently introduced by Democrats, legislation that Cassidy says "decimate the U.S. energy industry, strip states of future environmental protection funds, and threaten the environment by opening the door for foreign countries with worse environmental standards to take the lead in global energy production."

Cassidy tells KEEL listeners that he is working to block those proposals, that would not only be a set back to American energy independence, but hurt Louisiana energy producers, as well.

The Dem legislation, according to the Senator, "which would ban energy production in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. These bills threaten the jobs of millions of Americans and Louisianans that depend on the energy industry. They would also deprive future funds from going to...fund projects to protect historic sites, the environment, and provide outdoor recreation access across the country."