Biden Quietly Reverses Another Trump Policy To Dig Himself Out Of A Hole, Dems are FURIOUS
Joe has dug himself a hole as gas prices continue to rise across the country because slashed oil production inside the USA. Biden’s approval numbers are in the hole and even if they don’t go any lower that’s only because they are at rock bottom.
Very quietly the Biden administration did a 180, and allowed an oil drilling lease sale on federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico that generated almost $200 million in bids covering 1.7 million acres in federal waters.
From the Department of the Interior:
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today announced that Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 257 generated $191,688,984 in high bids for 308 tracts covering 1.7 million acres in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Revenues received from offshore oil and gas leases (including high bids, rental payments and royalty payments) are directed to the U.S. Treasury, certain Gulf Coast states (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama) and local governments, the Land and Water Conservation Fund and the Historic Preservation Fund.
Lease Sale 257 offered approximately 15,148 unleased blocks located from three to 231 miles offshore, in the Gulf’s Western, Central and Eastern Planning Areas in water depths ranging from nine to more than 11,115 feet (three to 3,400 meters).
Democrats are fuming.
“This sale is the antithesis of the hard work we all put in to re-establish our nation’s leadership on the climate change issue after four years of disengagement on the world stage by the previous administration,” said Rep. Alan Lowenthal said.
Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) said that Joe Biden needs to “do better.”
“This administration went to Scotland and told the world that America’s climate leadership is back, and now it’s about to hand over 80 million acres of public waters in the Gulf of Mexico to fossil fuel companies.”
“Regardless of when we hold lease sales, nothing prevents [the Department of the Interior] from informing the public about how it plans to reform and improve the federal leasing program,” he added.
The fact is Trump’s policies work and with his approval ratings in the gutter Joe is trying to dig himself out of a hole.