The Biden administration has entered into settlement agreements with radical environmental activists in federal court, which jeopardize more than 2,000 oil and gas leases in Wyoming. The leases date from between 2015 and 2020 and represent nearly all of the leases issued under President Donald Trump’s administration. The Department of the Interior will now conduct another environmental review, which could lead to the reversal of lease sales and revocation of permits.
Harriet Hageman, Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Wyoming, today issued the following statement:
“When a radical environmentalist plaintiff celebrates this announcement as striking at the heart of the entire federal oil and gas leasing program, you know that it’s bad news for Wyoming. The Biden administration has no interest in responsibly developing our natural resources; instead, they want to eliminate our resource industries and destroy all the jobs that go with them. This is their plan, and Joe Biden is letting them call the shots.
“At a time when gas prices hit record highs almost daily, when we have become dependent on foreign sources of energy, and when our entire economy suffers from long-term inflation, Wyoming’s only member of the House should be stepping up and leading the charge against the extreme leftists intent on ruining America. But our congresswoman, Liz Cheney, is too wrapped up in her personal war with President Trump to care about what’s happening to Wyoming. In my career, I’ve always fought for the land and constitutional rights of Wyomingites, and as the next congresswoman from Wyoming, I will fight just as hard every day. We must have a member of Congress who stands up for us when the radical policies out of Washington, D.C. threaten our very way of life.”