Biden Admin STRUCK DOWN AGAIN: Federal Judge Deals Blow To Biden–Blocks Pause On Oil And Gas Leases

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A federal judge just dealt another blow to Biden.

A Louisiana judge just blocked the moratorium the Biden
administration put on new oil and gas leases on federal
land and water.

The Biden administration’s suspension of new oil and gas
leases on federal land and water was blocked Tuesday by
a federal judge in Louisiana who ordered that plans
continue for lease sales that were delayed for the Gulf
of Mexico and Alaska waters “and all eligible onshore
properties.”

The decision is a blow to Democratic President Joe
Biden’s efforts to rapidly transition the nation away
from fossil fuels and thereby stave off the worst
effects of climate change, including catastrophic
droughts, floods and wildfires.

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U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty’s ruling came in a
lawsuit filed in March by Louisiana Republican Attorney
General Jeff Landry and officials in 12 other states.
Doughty said his ruling applies nationwide. It grants a
preliminary injunction — technically a halt to the
suspension pending further arguments on the merits of
the case.

“The omission of any rational explanation in cancelling
the lease sales, and in enacting the Pause, results in
this Court ruling that Plaintiff States also have a
substantial likelihood of success on the merits of this
claim,” he wrote.

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