Biden Administration Cancels Oil And Gas Lease Sales In Alaska And Gulf Of Mexico

Joe Biden keeps saying that he is doing what he can to help Americans who are struggling with high gas prices, but his actions don’t match with his words.

His administration recently cancelled the sale of oil and gas leases in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico.

If he really cared about this problem, he would be taking an ‘all of the above’ approach to solving it. Instead, he is acting at the behest of the climate change obsessed left.

The Hill reports:

Biden administration cancels oil and gas lease sales in Alaska, Gulf of Mexico

The Interior Department will not move forward with planned oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska’s Cook Inlet, it announced Wednesday night.

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A spokesperson for the department confirmed the Cook Inlet lease sale would not proceed due to insufficient industry interest. Meanwhile, the planned sale of two leases, lease 259 and lease 261, in the Gulf of Mexico will not proceed due to contradictory court rulings on the leases, the spokesperson confirmed.

Shortly after taking office, President Biden signed an executive order freezing all new oil and gas leasing on federal lands. Last summer, Judge James Cain, a Trump appointee, struck down the ruling, prompting the Biden administration to appeal.

Meanwhile, in January, the Washington, D.C., District Court invalidated another Gulf of Mexico lease sold by the federal government, lease 257. The administration is not appealing the January ruling, although it affects a separate lease from the ones named by the Interior spokesperson.

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This looks deliberate. They are not trying to solve the problem.

Voters will not forget this in November.

 

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