fossil fuel industry for allegedly profiting while Americans are suffering from high gas prices, and he resists expanding refinery capacity, even as he continues to hobble producers, including delaying lease sales to appease environmental activists. Just now Biden said: “We need more refining capacity” and “This idea they don’t have oil to drill & to bring up is simply not true.” In fact, Biden killed a refinery on May 14 and killed a 1M acre oil & gas lease in Alaska in May 12. pic.twitter.com/a4HcqeIWrK — Michael Shellenberger (@ShellenbergerMD) June 21, 2022 In fact, just *yesterday* the Biden administration once again delayed oil and gas lease sales:https://t.co/uAhO1prgDU — Michael Shellenberger (@ShellenbergerMD) June 22, 2022 Fox News reported on the contradictions between Biden’s rhetoric and the reality of his energy policies: The Biden administration delayed multiple oil and gas lease sales a second time late last week amid an ongoing protest from environmental groups opposing the sales.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the agency tasked with overseeing oil and gas development on public lands, announced Friday the dates for three lease sales slated for New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming would take place at the end of the month.
The three sales had already been rescheduled once before for the same reason. “The date for this sale has shifted slightly to complete the analyses required under the National Environmental Policy Act and allow time for protest resolution,” the BLM said in its announcements Friday.
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