I kept seeing many articles reporting on President Biden’s promotion of MORE DRILLING FOR OIL AND GAS. Some people have said that he was ordered by a court to do that, but that claim was false. Here are some articles:
Biden OK’d 34% More Oil, Gas Permits Than Trump:
The Biden administration approved 3,557 permits for oil and gas drilling on public lands in its first year; in Trump’s first year the number was 2,658. Nearly 2,000 of the new permits are in New Mexico. “Biden’s runaway drilling approvals are a spectacular failure of climate leadership,” said the Center’s Taylor McKinnon. “Avoiding catastrophic climate change requires ending new fossil fuel extraction, but Biden is racing in the opposite direction.” The Center and 360 other groups petitioned the Biden administration last week to use its executive authority to phase out oil and gas production on public lands and oceans.
Biden Admin approved almost 900 more oil & gas drilling permits in its first year than the Trump Admin did:
This was reported this on Thurs. Jan. 27, 2022: The Biden administration approved more than 3,500 oil and gas drilling permits in its first year – nearly 900 more than the Trump administration. Despite announcing a halt on any new federal oil and gas leasing, the Biden administration set a record for the largest offshore lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico, and the Interior Department plans to auction off oil and gas drilling rights on more than 200,000 acres by the end of March, followed by 1 million acres off the coast of Alaska. In 2021, a federal judge blocked the Biden administration’s temporary suspension of new oil and gas drilling leases on public lands, writing that the authority to suspend oil and gas leasing lies “solely with Congress.” Interior Department appointees, meanwhile, say they were forced to resume leasing because they could be held in contempt if they didn’t follow the judge’s order. (Washington Post)
The Biden administration said its drilling-lease spree in the Gulf was court-ordered. It wasn’t.
Leases that could lead to 600 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions didn’t have to happen. https://grist.org/accountability/biden-drilling-lease-auction-didnt-have-to-happen/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=daily
This came out in the summer of 2021: Biden is approving new oil & gas drilling faster than Trump did. Click the link here to tell Biden to STOP new oil/gas leasing on public lands and waters, as he had promised.
Public lands and waters belong to EVERYBODY, but President Biden is aggressively leasing them to oil and gas companies for drilling – in VIOLATION of his campaign promises! CLICK THE LINK BELOW. The organization’s website says this:
During the 2020 presidential campaign, Joe Biden promised he would “ban new oil and gas leasing on public lands and waters.” And while he did issue an executive order in January to temporarily pause such leases, it was temporary and has now been blocked by a judge.
Now, according to a shocking new report from the Associated Press, “approvals for companies to drill for oil and gas on U.S. public lands are on pace this year to reach their highest level since George W. Bush was president.” That’s right: The Biden administration is approving new oil and gas drilling faster than the Trump or Obama administrations.
Click to sign this petition telling President Biden: No new oil and gas leases on public lands and waters!
This also came out in the summer of 2021:
Biden violates campaign promise and supports the biggest offshore oil lease sale in U.S. history:
Voters opposed Trump’s abuses of the environment and climate – and his utter subservience to fossil fuel companies. Joe Biden promised during his campaign to oppose all of that, but now President Biden is VIOLATING his campaign promises and SUPPORTING the biggest offshore oil lease sale in U.S. history. He has taken other actions to support fossil fuel companies too.
VOTERS NEED TO TELL BIDEN TO STOP THIS! The article I’m linking below includes this:
Despite campaign promises to the contrary, the administration will offer 80 million acres of the Gulf of Mexico to the oil and gas industry, the largest offshore oil lease sale in the nation’s history.