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Judge halts Joe Biden’s oil and gas drilling ban on Federal land

June 16, 2021

One of the first things Joe Biden did as President was to sign an Executive Order banning oil and gas drilling on Federal land, this was followed up with halting the Keystone Pipeline and cancelling oil and gas leases at ANWR. Although the media is denying any correlation between moves like this and the rising price of gas and consumer goods most Americans are smart enough to understand the devastating effect this policy is for ordinary Americans who are trying to eek out a living.

This Executive Order was met with lawsuits and last night a Federal Judge issued an injunction halting the ban and allowing drilling to continue as these cases make their way through the courts. Here is more:

A federal judge ordered the federal government to halt its ban on new oil and gas leases in a major setback for President Joe Biden’s administration.

Judge Terry Doughty, of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, granted a preliminary injunction that had been requested by a large coalition of Republican state attorneys general in an order released Tuesday evening. The Department of Interior is prohibited from enforcing the oil and gas leasing ban until the case is concluded, according to the order.

“This is a victory not only for the rule of law, but also for the thousands of workers who produce affordable energy for Americans,” Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said in a statement shared with the Daily Caller News Foundation. “We appreciate that federal courts have recognized President Biden is completely outside his authority in his attempt to shut down oil and gas leases on federal lands.”

It would appear as if this is not simply a frivolous lawsuit designed solely to stop a policy disagreement, such as we had seen over the last four years, but based on the violation of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act and the Mineral Leasing Act so just maybe in the end this one will be a win.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 16, 2021 6:53 am

    I can’t see how they can just shut down the Keystone pipeline as well…. makes zero legal sense..

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