Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas will not sit by and allow the Biden administration to destroy jobs in the Lone Star State. He signed an executive order directing all state agencies to prepare to challenge any federal action that threatens the Texas energy industry. Abbott made the announcement Thursday, saying the state would take steps to protect the oil and gas industry. He also promised to veto any “new green deal” type of legislation, should it be passed, while simultaneously proposing legislation to prevent the banning of natural gas appliances.