Opportunity knocked for oil and gas fixes, Wyoming slammed the door

On Jan. 27, President Joe Biden signed an executive order pausing new oil and gas leasing on federal lands. Like Chicken Little, Wyoming and other resource colony states went apoplectic, predicting destruction of their economies. Lawsuits were filed, biased “analyses” were publicized and Gov. Mark Gordon gained miles of press ink for “blasting Interior,” “standing up for oil and gas,” and whining before a Senate committee. A federal judge in Louisiana issued an injunction halting Biden’s lease sale “pause,” but the Department of the Interior continues its reconsideration of federal oil and gas...

 

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