01.27.21

Daines To Introduce Bill to Reverse Biden's Freeze of New Oil, Gas Leases on Federal Lands

"Another blow to Made in America energy, jobs, Montana way of life"

U.S. SENATE— U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced he will be introducing legislation to prohibit President Biden from freezing new oil and gas leases on federal lands. 

"President Biden is continuing his attack on American energy, this time by blocking all new oil and gas leases on federal lands. This is another blow to Made in America energy, jobs and our Montana way of life," Daines said. "This action will kill nearly one million American jobs, increase our reliance on the Middle East for energy, and will result in Montana alone losing over $40 million each year for services in rural communities. We can't let this happen." 

Today, Biden announced a moratorium on all new oil and gas leases on federal lands. 

For more information on the impact on Montana click HERE.

For more information on the national impact click HERE.

Background:

Daines will be calling on Joe Biden to meet with himself and other Western senators to discuss the implications of his executive actions on energy producing states.

This is one of many pieces of legislation Senator Daines will be supporting to push back on President Biden’s actions against American energy.

Last week, Senator Daines announced he will be introducing legislation to authorize the continued construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

The Senator also announced plans to introduce a Senate resolution calling on President Biden to submit the Paris Climate Agreement to the U.S. Senate for advice and consent.