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Tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic impact are on the line in Alabama after President Joe Biden issued an executive order on Wednesday to end the leasing of federal lands and offshore waters for oil and natural gas production.

Speaking about that order, which included sweeping moves to end governmental support of American independence — and dominance — when it comes to leading power generation sources, Biden openly admitted his administration was targeting “the economies of coal, oil, and gas, and power plant communities.” The individuals in those communities, the president said, will need to find new jobs under his administration, as he fully intends on killing their current livelihoods.

An academic study conducted in 2016 showed the total economic impact of Alabama’s energy industry to be $13.22 billion annually, supporting 124,000 jobs.

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