Mark Gordon in 2022 Governor's State of the State speeches


On Energy & Oil:

The actions of the Biden Administration regarding public lands and energy, are deeply flawed and clearly miss the mark. Stopping the exploration and production of federal oil, gas and coal means that our state bears a disproportionate burden of reduced royalties, reduced severance taxes, and reduced economic benefit. These actions won't reduce global warming or benefit consumers. Instead it has caused inflation to soar. Mr. Biden, tear up your energy policy! Let Wyoming power the country!

Give us the tools and the chance to make this nation energy independent again. Wyoming has it all: the best wind, solar, gas, coal, nuclear and the ability to store 50 years' worth of our nation's total carbon emissions. Innovation, not regulation is our way forward to give our nation the energy it requires and simultaneously solve the world's climate concerns. We do not need to choose between fossil fuels or new types of energy. We need an all-of-the-above energy strategy.

Source: 2022 State of the State Address to the Wyoming legislature Feb 14, 2022

On Government Reform: We enacted strong voter ID law, election integrity critical

There are two constitutional duties that need to be addressed in the coming days: preparing a balanced budget for the upcoming biennium and making sure that legislative districts are properly reapportioned after the last census. Last year you passed and I signed into law a strong voter ID law. Election integrity is critical. Wyoming is proud of its citizen legislators -- and the way we select them.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to the Wyoming legislature Feb 14, 2022

On Homeland Security: Proud Wyoming remains critical component of nuclear triad

You know, the world has become a decidedly scarier place with China and Russia rattling sabers. Bear in mind, what is happening in the Ukraine is as much about energy as it is about geopolitics and security. The old adage of peace through strength remains true. That is why our nation's nuclear arsenal remains essential. We can be proud that Wyoming will remain a critical component of our nuclear triad.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to the Wyoming legislature Feb 14, 2022

On Principles & Values: We always stand for our national anthem in Wyoming

Wyoming is a patriotic state, and that is why I remind everyone of the words of Article 1, Sections 2 and 3 of our Wyoming Constitution which speak clearly and emphatically about civil rights and equality for "all members of the human race." And that's why I remind the world that we always stand for our national anthem in Wyoming. This patriotism is found in one of the most amazing museums anywhere in the world, the National Museum of Military Vehicles.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to the Wyoming legislature Feb 14, 2022

On Principles & Values: Right now, the world needs more cowboys

There are a lot of things that come to mind when the term "cowboy" comes up. To me it is not a big hat, angora chaps, or tough talk. A cowboy is a decent, practical, hard-working, sort of person, whose humility is infectious, whose ability knows no bounds, and who would do anything for a buddy, knows horses, and is not afraid to admit mistakes. Right now, the world needs more cowboys.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to the Wyoming legislature Feb 14, 2022

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