One of the first decisions Joe Biden made when entering office was to stop American companies from drilling for oil and gas on federal land. That one rule single-handedly crippled America’s energy production. Since then, our fuel prices have only continued to rise, leading to massive price hikes at the pump.
Despite this, Biden has refused to reverse his order. In fact, he’s gone to Russia, Saudi Arabia, OPEC, and China asking for more oil. But American companies? They were left out in the cold. Until now. Because federal judge just handed Biden some bad news.
A federal judge on Monday issued a nationwide injunction on President Joe Biden’s executive order to halt oil and gas operations on all federal lands in the name of fighting so-called climate change…
“The President’s Executive Order abandons middle-class jobs, cripples our economy, and hits everyday Americans where it hurts the most – their pocketbooks.”
A federal judge issued a halt on Biden’s ban on drilling on federal land. The injunction applies to the entire country, presumably paving the way for energy companies to resume their operations. When Biden first issued his order, he shut down operations in numerous states.
Many states relied on the fuel taken from federal land. Biden’s ban practically crippled American energy dominance, forcing us to buy oil from foreign powers. The administration claimed this was to combat “climate change,” though he begged other countries to increase their oil production.
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Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, who led the lawsuit, argued Biden’s order harmed the environment. The loss of energy revenues actually made it harder for states like LA to invest in coastal restorations and hurricane protection. Isn’t that ironic? Biden’s “green” policies may actually make America less green.
Not that we’re at all surprised.
Biden is like the opposite of King Midas. Everything he touches doesn’t turn to gold, but rust. This ruling can open the door for companies to begin drilling again—which would lower energy costs across the country. However, they still need to apply for leases to drill, which are given by the federal government.
It might take more court battles to ensure the federal government doesn’t slow-walk or deny leases, to defend Biden’s order.