A bill introduced by nine North Dakota representatives would have the state attorney general review President Joe Biden’s executive orders. Those that deviate from the constitution will be rejected within the state’s jurisdiction.
- Pandemics or other health emergencies
- The regulation of natural resources, including coal and oil
- The regulation of the agriculture industry
- The use of land
- The regulation of the financial sector as it relates to environmental, social, or governance standards
- The regulation of the constitutional right to keep and bear arms
Also, Rep. Sebastian Ertelt (R) introduced another bill that would nullify unconstitutional federally enforceable legislation.
Biden’s executive orders will be held in abeyance pending the passage of the above bills.
The chances of passage are high given that North Dakota Republicans control the Senate 40 to 7 and the House 80 to 14.
Also, South Dakota issued bills similar to North Dakota’s, and its congressional makeup is very similar, so it will most likely pass these legislative proposals.
These states’ decisions are constitutional, and they are not bound to follow regulations that deviate from the Federal Constitution.
Thus, North Dakota and South Dakota join Texas, whose governor chose to defend jobs in his state, threatened by Biden’s attack on energy projects developing the oil and gas industries.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott said he would not allow the Biden administration to destroy jobs in the state and signed an executive order for all state agencies to prepare to challenge federal actions that threaten its energy industry.
“I’m in Midland to make it clear that Texas is going to protect the oil and gas industry from any hostile attack launched from Washington D.C.,” according to local NBC DFW on Jan. 28.
Also, Abbott will veto legislation related to the “Green New Deal,” should it pass, and push legislation to avoid a ban on natural gas appliances.