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Excellent editorial on the oil/gas industry in Texas last week!

However, a letter to the editor claimed that withdrawal of federal lands from development would have minimal impact on our great state. UNTRUE.

The order also halts offshore drilling in federal waters, which obviously comes back to our coastal refineries for processing. That contributes as much as 20% of the national supply.

We need as much as possible in an unstable world with major actors like Iran, China and North Korea. And we should not wish ill on other oil states like New Mexico, Louisiana, North Dakota or Alaska, which are also severely affected.

Charles W. Miller

Fredericksburg