Joe Biden is being sued again.
This time over one of his oil and gas policies.
Biden sued: Western Energy Alliance challenges order pausing new oil, gas leasing on public land | Just The News https://t.co/lYJcf49ciu
— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) January 28, 2021
The Biden administration’s move to order a pause in new oil and natural gas leases on public land as well as offshore is already facing legal pushback.
The Western Energy Alliance announced that it has lodged a lawsuit over the administration’s action.
“The law is clear. Presidents don’t have authority to ban leasing on public lands,” Western Energy Alliance President Kathleen Sgamma said in a statement. “All Americans own the oil and natural gas beneath public lands, and Congress has directed them to be responsibly developed on their behalf. Drying up new leasing puts future development as well as existing projects at risk. President Biden cannot simply ignore laws in effect for over half a century. Biden’s ban is an overreach meant to satisfy the environmental left, but it would seriously harm the livelihoods of tens of thousands of westerners and put at risk millions more as state services become unfunded.”
According to the White House: “The order directs the Secretary of the Interior to pause on entering into new oil and natural gas leases on public lands or offshore waters to the extent possible, launch a rigorous review of all existing leasing and permitting practices related to fossil fuel development on public lands and waters, and identify steps that can be taken to double renewable energy production from offshore wind by 2030.”
Let’s hope this one is blocked as well.
We reported that a judge blocked Biden’s 100-day deportation freeze:
A federal judge has blocked Joe Biden’s attempt to freeze deportations.
A federal judge in Texas on Tuesday temporarily blocked a move by U.S. President Joe Biden to halt the deportation of certain immigrants for a 100-day period, a swift legal setback for the new Democratic president’s ambitious immigration agenda.
U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton, an appointee of former President Donald Trump in the Southern District of Texas, issued a temporary restraining order that blocks the policy nationwide for 14 days following a legal challenge by Texas.
Texas AG Ken Paxton, who filed the suit, responded:
Texas is the FIRST state in the nation to bring a lawsuit against the Biden Admin.
AND WE WON.
Within 6 days of Biden’s inauguration, Texas has HALTED his illegal deportation freeze.
*This* was a seditious left-wing insurrection. And my team and I stopped it.
— Attorney General Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) January 26, 2021
They didn’t budge.
— Texas Attorney General (@TXAG) January 22, 2021
Will the Mainstream Media cover this like they did when Trump’s Executive Orders were challenged in the courts?
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