(EFE).- US President Joe Biden has suspended oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, reversing a drilling program signed off by the Donald Trump administration.
The move was decreed by an order published Tuesday by the Department of the Interior on an issue that Democrats and Republicans have fought over for four decades and that could end up in court.
The order “directs the Department to initiate a comprehensive environmental analysis to review the potential impacts of the Program and to address legal deficiencies in the current leasing program’s environmental review,” said a Department statement.
The Trump administration auctioned off the right to drill in the refuge’s coastal plain, home to hundreds of thousands of migratory caribou and waterfowl, as well as polar bears from the southern Beaufort Sea, just two weeks before Biden’s inauguration.
The new Democratic administration has issued the order to block “all activities related to the implementation of the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program,” citing “alleged legal deficiencies underlying the program, including the inadequacy of the environmental review.”
According to the order, a “comprehensive analysis of the potential environmental impacts of the oil and gas program” will now be carried out. EFE
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The sheep who voted for Biden are going to pay for this at the gas pump (we already are) and this will cause a rise in food prices.
EVERYONE IS paying for that, NOT just those who voted for biden (or against trump)..
Let me see, Hunter Biden was deeply involved in energy schemes in FOREIGN countries ultimately benefitting the nameless Mr. Big. How really deep those ties are is uncertain so perhaps influence is being leveraged to limit U.S. production thus increasing importation to the benefit of an unknown person or persons involved in undisclosed activities!
NOTE this comes REAL SWIFTLY after our OWN gas pipelines, got shut down/hacked, BUT YET BIDEN WAS seen to CONDONE Russia making their pipelines….
Make america last again..
The Golden age of Greece did not flourish because of Democracy, but because they discovered silver mines that allowed them economic wealth to build cities, Armies and Navies to control the commerce of their times. When the silver ran out so did their power and influence. Oil and Energy are the modern day equivalents of American success and military power. So if you are truly an Enemy of the United States with an agenda to bring down her economic power and world influence just what would you first do to accomplish you perfidy? Destroy the American ability to produce its own power cheaply and economically efficiently. Forget what comes out of Bidens mouth about love of this country. Just watch what he is doing to destroy it, which is the true definition of TRAITOR. This man deserves to die broke and in total disgrace and if his successor does not reveal him for what he really is, then the fall of the Republic will only continue to the Democrat designed conclusion, orchestrated by foreign powers born of that agenda.
the destroyers of every thing american the liberal left commies.
and we let them do it , yeah let that sink in.
Another totally idiotic decision by Mr Incompetent. It is already costing me about $10 more every time I buy gas—but it is not swaying me to go electric.
I just drive less…