Hearings start on case by GOP-led states that Biden overstepped authority in stoping oil, gas leases

  

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Via:  vic-eldred  •  2 weeks ago  •  9 comments

By:   Sophie Mann (Just The News)

Hearings start on case by GOP-led states that Biden overstepped authority in stoping oil, gas leases
Brief led by Louisiana, also signed by Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, West Virginia.

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A federal appeals court in New Orleans will hear arguments Tuesday on the legality of President Biden suspending new oil- and gas-lease sales over climate change concerns.

Biden ordered the suspension shortly after taking office, and though the case has not yet been tried, a federal judge blocked the order saying that only Congress has the power to suspend sales.

Lawyers for the administration argue that the government, broadly, has the power to hold, cancel, or delay lease sales.

Government attorneys are arguing that the judge - U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty in Monroe, Louisiana - does not have the authority to pause the order because the U.S. president is not an "agency" and therefore not subject to the Administrative Procedure Act.

The legal teams representing Louisiana and 12 additional states argue that a 1987 law dictating the ways in which oil and gas leases will be sold stipulates that a sale must be held at least four times annually in states with eligible land.

The brief, led by Louisiana Solicitor General Elizabeth Murrill, reads, "With the stroke of a pen just a week after he took his oath of office, President Biden put his campaign promises above federal law: By executive fiat, he halted oil and gas leasing on federal lands."

Joining Louisiana in the matter are Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia.

Following the judge's ruling, four onshore lease sales have been scheduled for next months. However, the administration did scale back the amount of land originally being offered, and upped the royalty rate from 12.5% to 18.75%.

The president is currently under pressure to increase the amount of domestic oil and gas produced as Americans continue to feel financial pressure at the pump because of spiking fuel prices.


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Vic Eldred
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1  seeder  Vic Eldred    2 weeks ago

No matter what the ruling is Biden will simply ignore it. We are going to need impeachment next year.

 
 
 
Ronin2
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1.1  Ronin2  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    2 weeks ago

They had better be ready to impeach Kamala as well; she is further to the left- and even more of an autocrat than he is. Besides; the Republicans will have to save us from her hyena laugh.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ronin2 @1.1    2 weeks ago

I'm not sure on Harris, but I'm down for 3 impeachments: Biden, Mayorkas and Garland.

 
 
 
Ronin2
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1.1.2  Ronin2  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.1    2 weeks ago

Agreed on all 3; but that will leave Harris in charge. Can we survive that? She is worse than Biden!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.3  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ronin2 @1.1.2    2 weeks ago
but that will leave Harris in charge

We are not democrats. We need valid reasons to impeach.


Can we survive that?

The country is under a severe strain, but we will retake the congress in the next election and the Presidency in 2 years.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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1.1.4  Ozzwald  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.3    2 weeks ago
We are not democrats. We need valid reasons to impeach.

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The country is under a severe strain, but we will retake the congress in the next election and the Presidency in 2 years.

So that you can take away a woman's federal rights, eliminate birth control, healthcare, and any welfare support for those thousands of new babies you're trying to force women to have.

 
 
 
Hallux
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1.2  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    2 weeks ago
We are going to need impeachment next year.

Nothing more edifying than tit for tat revenge.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.2.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @1.2    2 weeks ago
Nothing more edifying than tit for tat revenge.

Those 3 individuals ignored/broke the law. 

 
 
 
Ronin2
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2  Ronin2    2 weeks ago
Following the judge's ruling, four onshore lease sales have been scheduled for next months. However, the administration did scale back the amount of land originally being offered, and upped the royalty rate from 12.5% to 18.75%.

Biden's energy policy in a nut shell. Scream at oil and energy companies that they have to increase production and are gouging their customers. Then offer as little new land for exploration and development as possible; while jacking up the royalties on it by 6.25%. That will get those oil and energy companies to buy and start development for sure! 

Still waiting on Joe to roll back some of those EO/EA environmental regulations he installed when he took office; like he said he would. 

Of course Joe is all talk. Any actions he takes are to increase energy prices and turn up the pain on consumers.

 
 

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