A federal judge in Louisiana on Tuesday issued a preliminary injunction blocking President Joe Biden’s ban on new gasoline and gas loans.
Republic of Louisiana Lawmaker Jeff Landry and officials in 12 other states filed a lawsuit in March in an effort to resume ongoing rental sales in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska, according to NPR.
“While our battle is still far from over, I am pleased that the Court has provided first aid against the President’s unthinkable attack on America’s energy,” Landry tweeted on Wednesday.
While our battle is still far from over, I am pleased that the Court has granted preliminary relief against the President’s unintentional attack on American energy. ️#lalege #lagov #oilandgas https://t.co/ax21FNaaII
– AG Jeff Landry (@AGJeffLandry) June 16, 2021
Injunctions remain a controversial topic, as they have been used 19 times to stop the actions of the Obama administration and 55 times against the Trump administration.
The debate centers on the fact that a single judge has the power to affect federal government policy as a whole.
United States District Judge Terry Doughty was appointed by the former President Donald Trump in 2018, an example of the former president’s long -term influence on the American judicial system.
Trump often cites his appointment of hundreds of federal judges, as well as Supreme Court Justices Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch.
Tonight’s decision blocking Biden’s heartless ban on oil and gas leases on federal lands is crucial.
In Wyoming, we rely on oil and gas to support our economy and provide resources for our communities.
Our fossil fuels are national treasures that run in our country. https://t.co/Emucikw6TB
– Rep. Liz Cheney (@RepLizCheney) June 16, 2021
Pausing federal oil and gas leases is a key part of Biden’s plan to move to renewable energy without waiting for the industry to make changes on its own.
Three months ago I led a letter by two bipartisans warning the Biden administration that their moratorium on new leases and permits on federal lands violated the law and the constitution.
Now a federal judge has agreed. pic.twitter.com/eAds8MK8NL
– Rep. Yvette Herrell (@RepHerrell) June 15, 2021
“They should know how we’re not going to be an oil and gas company, but how we’re going to be an energy company,” he added.
Biden and his allies expressed no interest in working with the oil and gas industry, only against it.
Stopping oil and gas leases without a clear plan to replace the jobs it sacrifices is a surefire way to harm local and local economies.
Doughty’s decision to grant the mandate was fully justified, given Biden’s reckless executive action that threatened America’s energy independence in the service of a radical climate agenda.
There is a way to work towards a stable and realistic environmental policy: working with free market. But it could take a legal gag in the White House for that to happen.
This article originally appeared on The Western Journal.
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