President Joe Biden Resumes Oil and Gas Leasing in Response to Court Ruling

From Heartland Daily News

.

Kenneth Artz

A federal judge issued a nationwide injunction on President Joe Biden’s oil and gas permitting ban on federal lands.

The court initially found the administration’s moratorium on issuing new leases was illegal in June, but the Biden administration ignored the court’s decision until now.

The Biden administration refused to offer its first oil and gas lease sale until in mid-November.

States Sue Over Moratorium

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry was the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit challenging the leasing moratorium. He was joined by the AGs from 12 other states, including Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia.

Prior to oral arguments, Landry’s office issued a press release saying the Biden administration cannot legally halt all lease sales because Congress, by statute, has commanded that lease sales happen on a regular basis.

Landry’s statement cited the 1953 Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act and the 1920 Mineral Leasing Act as explicitly requiring the Federal government to offer lease sales.

“Joe Biden is harming tens of thousands of American jobs using legal strategies that he knows will fail, all in an attempt to satisfy his political base,” said Landry. “Furthermore, he is doing nothing to lower energy prices or relieve the pain at the pump which are hurting the poor and the middle class.”

“By executive fiat, Joe Biden and his administration have single-handedly driven the price of energy up – costing the American people where it hurts most, in their pocketbooks,” Landry said in separate press release issued at the time the lawsuit was filed, in March. “Biden’s Executive Orders abandon middle-class jobs at a time when America needs them most and put our energy security in the hands of foreign countries, many of whom despise America’s greatness.”

Landry called the court’s decision good for America, saying the federal injunction is a victory not only for the rule of law, but also for the thousands of workers who produce affordable energy for Americans.

Lawsuit Delivers Victory

The federal court ruled Biden’s leasing moratorium illegal in June, 2021, but the administration ignored the court’s order, saying it was justified in doing so until all appeals were exhausted.

In mid-November the court affirmed its nationwide injunction, at which point the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) held the first Gulf oil and gas lease sale in mid-November 2021.

At a press conference held outside the BOEM’s offices in New Orleans, Landry declared the sale a win for the hundreds of thousands of Louisianans and for the hundreds of millions of Americans who rely on affordable and dependable energy.

The judge’s ruling and the lease sale resulting from it are good for Louisiana and the nation as a whole, Mike Moncla, President of the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association said in a statement.

“This lease sale is an important victory, not only for the 250,000-plus oil and gas workers in the state but for every American who is facing high energy costs as a result of our diminished oil and gas supply,” Moncla said. “We look forward to working with Attorney General Landry as we continue our opposition to the Biden administration’s failed energy policies that undermine our nation’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

‘Slow-Walk Toward Compliance’

Restricting oil and gas leases on federal lands was never about saving the planet, says Bette Grande, president of the Roughrider Policy Center.

North Dakota Attorney General, Wayne Stenehjem, also sued in U.S. District Court, asking the Court to compel the BLM to resume the mandatory leasing program, says Grande.

“In Louisiana v Biden the judge issued an injunction compelling the BOEM to act,” said Grande. “Interior’s response to that injunction, citing E.O. 14008, was to slow-walk toward compliance.”

‘Follow the Money’

This single lease sale does not mean the Biden administration now supports domestic oil and gas production, Grande says.

“Industry experts welcome the end of the lease sale moratorium but are wary of new regulatory hurdles that will come in its wake,” said Grande. “The efficient development of shale resources requires planning and capital, but producers are forced to hopscotch around federal roadblocks; the result is waste, inefficiency, and an uncompensated taking from mineral owners – all in the name of fighting ‘global warming.’

“Biden’s response to the higher gas prices brought about by his policies is to beg countries in the Middle East to sell us more oil,” Grande said. “This proves the administration’s policies are not about the climate, rather they are aimed at lining the pockets of a crony corporatist cabal – follow the money.”

5 23 votes
Article Rating
108 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Chaswarnertoo
January 18, 2022 2:10 am

What a senile old twat Brandon is.

Leo Smith
Reply to  Chaswarnertoo
January 18, 2022 2:43 am

ITYM ‘Biden’

John Endicott
Reply to  Leo Smith
January 18, 2022 3:47 am

ICYMI Brandon is code for Biden. As in “Let’s go Brandon” being code for “F*** Joe Biden”

Steve Case
Reply to  Leo Smith
January 18, 2022 7:08 am

Am I the only one who had to look ITYM up to find out it means I Think You Mean?

H.R.
Reply to  Steve Case
January 18, 2022 7:39 am

OMG, I’m LOL. Prolly. That one has been around awhile. OTOH, it’s used sporadically, so it can be forgotten by some. YMMV.

Just remember, LGB has largely replaced FJB

C U L8R
😜

Jeff Labute
Reply to  Steve Case
January 18, 2022 8:51 am

When internet chat became popular, I was confused by people telling me “LOL” which I thought at the time meant “lots of luck”. I thought people were brushing me off.
These days YPOS has nothing to do with a location on a graph and everything needs to be researched to avoid misunderstandings. After all this time, I’ve learned to use as few acronyms and abbreviations as possible.

Last edited 4 months ago by Jeff Labute
Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Jeff Labute
January 18, 2022 2:33 pm

My absolute favourite is TLA

.KcTaz
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
January 18, 2022 8:15 pm

Which means?

Ed Bo
Reply to  .KcTaz
January 18, 2022 10:00 pm

Three Letter Acronym

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  .KcTaz
January 19, 2022 12:50 pm

Which means?

My favourite answer to that is:
“It means what it is”

.KcTaz
Reply to  Jeff Labute
January 18, 2022 8:15 pm

Thank you. I HATE these things.

.KcTaz
Reply to  Steve Case
January 18, 2022 8:12 pm

No, I had no clue, either. Thanks for the definition.

Last edited 4 months ago by .KcTaz
Ron Long
January 18, 2022 2:29 am

President Biden is obviously not the person or persons that are writing speeches, signing orders, and acting as president. Eventually the authors of this charade will become known, and it won’t be pretty. Wait for the November 2022 elections, the Congress will be empowered to undertake actual investigations. The cancelling of energy contracts and bids followed by rapidly energy costs, is someone’s agenda, the question is whose?

fretslider
Reply to  Ron Long
January 18, 2022 2:59 am

President Biden is a real life ‘Balok’ sockpuppet

D. J. Hawkins
Reply to  fretslider
January 18, 2022 9:15 am

Wow, that’s not an episode you see very often. Have some tranya!

Last edited 4 months ago by D. J. Hawkins
joe
Reply to  Ron Long
January 18, 2022 3:39 am

the answer to “who” can be found in marthas vineyard.

.KcTaz
Reply to  joe
January 18, 2022 8:17 pm

Quite likely. Do you think the Dems will run Michelle Obama?

joe
Reply to  .KcTaz
January 19, 2022 5:09 am

no. but here is my prediction. biden can’t go on much longer. the cocktail of meds they are feeding him, just to keep him up-right have, reached their limit. he is doped up like a bear in the zoo. leftists, via the constitution, will remove him. hildabeast takes over as vp with some rino support. post November 2022, harris’s career in politics will have run its course. she has a nervous break down and resigns. hildabeast now prez. big mike becomes vp with rino support.
all four named above, un elected.
our republic falls.

bonbon
Reply to  Ron Long
January 18, 2022 4:44 am

See the link above from Bloomberg. It is all in-your-face, out in the open. Still some have difficulty handling this stuff.
Will Congress ever investigate the FED, WallStreet, the City of London, Delaware?
The last time that happened was with FDR’s Banking Act in 1934. Repealed by Clinton in 1999. Since then bail-outs, and Biden knows well what that means.

Joao Martins
Reply to  Ron Long
January 18, 2022 6:29 am

Ten months and counting!…

Steve Case
Reply to  Ron Long
January 18, 2022 7:18 am

Wait for the November 2022 elections, the Congress
will be empowered to undertake actual investigations.
_________________________________________

The Democrats are going to pull the same tricks they did in 2020 only it will be in more than just the so-called battle ground states. Wildly successful campaigns like the installation of “President” Biden get rewarded. So look for lots of money flowing into the Democrat political machine to produce a 2022 star studded sequel in 3D and surround sound.

Mike Jonas(@egrey1)
Editor
Reply to  Steve Case
January 18, 2022 11:59 am

Do ‘the same tricks’ include pulling suitcases of ballots out from under a table and counting them, after Republican observers had been sent home because counting had stopped.
https://joannenova.com.au/2020/12/cameras-catch-dems-pulling-suitcases-of-ballots-from-under-tables-in-georgia-in-the-dead-of-night/

Duane
Reply to  Mike Jonas
January 18, 2022 12:30 pm

There was NO significant voter fraud in the 2020 elections, as has been found by every single court through the Supreme Court whose majority were appointed by Republicans including three justices appointed by Trump.

Look if you want to attack Biden for his performance in office, fine, do it. But claiming fraudulently and completely proven to be fraudulently claimed is just flat out Anti America, Anti Constitutional, Anti Democratic and Anti Republican.

You are way the hell out there with the January 6 rioters and their ilk. Knock it off!

MarkW
Reply to  Duane
January 18, 2022 12:40 pm

You have been corrected on this point many times. Not a single court has ruled on whether there was or wasn’t any fraud. The cases were all tossed because the courts ruled that the defendants lacked standing, or that since the elections had already been certified, it was too late to sue.

Pointing out the many, many problems with the last election is anti-democratic? You sound a lot like Chuckie Schumer and Biden.

Brad-DXT
Reply to  Duane
January 18, 2022 1:18 pm

You really expect people to believe that the senile old crook that campaigned from his basement and couldn’t get a turnout to a rally that surpassed the media crews, received more votes than Obama? That buggers belief. There had to be some mechanism that skewed the results in his favor.

DonM
Reply to  Duane
January 18, 2022 5:36 pm

Name a court, just one, that ruled there was no significant voter fraud.

In which case did the Supreme Court rule that there was no significant voter fraud?

The January 6 rioters (and their ilk) included the shills that were encouraging the rioting and violence. You have more in common with the ilk (and the ‘January 6 rioters’) than does Mike Jonas.

MarkW
Reply to  DonM
January 18, 2022 8:13 pm

The number of informants for the FBI may have outnumbered ordinary citizens at the riots.

.KcTaz
Reply to  Duane
January 18, 2022 8:21 pm

But it was fine when Democrat Congresscritters wouldn’t certify Trump electors and that Hillary is still saying the Russians stole the election? Hypocrites!

Robert W Israel
Reply to  Duane
January 18, 2022 9:32 pm

The 2020 election was held in contravention of the USC Art II Sect 1, Para 2. Only state legislatures are authorized to change voting laws or rules. It’s well known that in several states won closely by Biden, changes to voting procedures were made by governors, secretaries of state, courts and election boards and commissions, none of them Constitutional. The courts must have been afraid to “engage in politics” by enforcing the actual Constitution. How can an election which was NOT CONDUCTED according to the Direct language of the USC possibly be valid? It is possible that Congress has the authority to change voting rules due to an emergency like Covid, but Congress didn’t act. Congressional inaction does not authorize action by any other persons or agencies. We have the Constitution. It is the basis for our government How could we ignore it and then call the election valid?,

sturmudgeon
Reply to  Steve Case
January 18, 2022 1:20 pm

We know a lot of the names. The msm is STILL our biggest hurdle.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Ron Long
January 18, 2022 2:36 pm

Wait for the November 2022 elections, the Congress will be empowered to undertake actual investigations.

Dominion has entered the chat

Tombstone Gabby
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
January 18, 2022 5:13 pm

Dominion…..

Quotes are from: https://defyccc.com/dominion-voting-systems-is-caught/#more-66353

Dominion’s Manual (Democracy Suite® EMS Results Tally & Reporting User Guide, Version: 5.11-CO::7, May 28, 2019, available at

https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/VotingSystems/DVS-DemocracySuite511/documentation/UG-RTR-UserGuide-5-11-CO.pdf

The Manual repeats: a result file can be loaded or manually entered. The result data is editable. Results files can be deleted. In the Dominion’s old words, “choose from a number of unique tools to custom build your perfect election.

(C) 2015-2022, Leo Goldstein, Science For Humans and Freedom Institute

The ‘manual’ .pdf is 181 pages – I haven’t finished reading yet.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Tombstone Gabby
January 19, 2022 12:51 pm

“choose from a number of unique tools to custom build your perfect election.”

At least they were being honest

Deacon
Reply to  Ron Long
January 18, 2022 8:09 pm

Rob,
“President Biden is obviously not the person or persons that are writing speeches, signing orders, and acting as president”
you are so ON POINT….the team behind that face that are making the decisions is the Ghost we may never know. Same with the media…those talking heads on the screen or in print are only doing what they are paid to say/write…look to the network owners and the mega-billionaires who are making the decisions…

MarkW
Reply to  Deacon
January 18, 2022 8:15 pm

One of CNN’s talking heads this Sunday declared that there is nothing wrong with the leadership of the Democrat party. It’s the followers who are failing their leadership.

John Endicott
Reply to  MarkW
January 19, 2022 3:15 am

It’s never the leaders (elites) it’s always the followers (peons) with them. If only the little people would shut up and get in line the world would be a utopia (for the elites, not the peons).

fretslider
January 18, 2022 3:03 am

“The court initially found the administration’s moratorium on issuing new leases was illegal in June, but the Biden administration ignored the court’s decision until now.

harming tens of thousands of American jobs

Is there anywhere where the political elites have some respect for their electorate rather than contempt?

Probably not.

Duane
Reply to  fretslider
January 18, 2022 12:37 pm

The statements in the post that you quoted make no sense. It claims that :the Biden administration ignored the initial court order until now” yet admits that the leases were bid out in November. That is simply self-contradictory.

Sure, the plaintiffs might have demanded instant leasing, but nobody who knows anything about any government anywhere at any time in history does not do anything instantly.

This post does not claim that the judge has found the Biden Administration in contempt of court, so obviously that didn’t happen. In these matters judges issue injunctions then stay them to allow the losing party to appeal – they almost always appeal lower court rulings – and then if nothing else happens the injunction becomes final until the litigation is eventually – years later- resolved.

This post contained very little actual information of any value – such as I refer to above – but simply reads as an anti-Biden rant.

I am not supporting Biden or the now-rejected moratorium on oil and gas leasing – just the opposite … but at least try to keep things on an even keel, and not engage in a mindless and fact free rant.

Doonman
Reply to  Duane
January 18, 2022 5:04 pm

Nonsense. Biden on his first day in office stopped the already approved and under construction Keystone pipeline. Joe Biden also issued a 60 day ban on all federal oil leasing on his first day in office.

There was no legislation passed, just executive orders issued and signed by Joe Biden. Stop pretending that Joe Biden did not do these things, it is disingenuous.

Tom.1
January 18, 2022 4:03 am

Being a climate skeptic and opposing the alarmist climate change agenda does not mean you have to launch into political diatribes at the least provocation.

fretslider
Reply to  Tom.1
January 18, 2022 4:21 am

Being a President of the US does not mean you can ignore a court ruling, harming tens of thousands of American jobs.

Your priorities are very informative.

Last edited 4 months ago by fretslider
Tom.1
Reply to  fretslider
January 18, 2022 6:09 am

It is my simple wish to keep the tone of discussions here as civil as possible. Jumping on the “Let’s go Brandon” bandwagon gets us nowhere.

fretslider
Reply to  Tom.1
January 18, 2022 7:29 am

As I said, “Your priorities are very informative.

And they most certainly are.

MarkW
Reply to  Tom.1
January 18, 2022 7:41 am

You object to the Let’s go Brandon, but you have no complaints when Brandon declares that everyone who disagrees with his agenda is a segregationist.

PaulID
Reply to  Tom.1
January 18, 2022 8:12 am

I note civility only applies to those you disagree with you are nothing more than a “concern” troll and not a very good one

Tom.1
Reply to  PaulID
January 18, 2022 9:04 am

I didn’t know there was such a thing as a “concern troll”, so I had to look it up: “a person who disingenuously expresses concern about an issue with the intention of undermining or derailing genuine discussion.”

What is the genuine discussion I am trying to undermine, “Let’s go Brandon”? Do you consider that genuine discussion?

The only thing I am trying to undermine are statements that are blatantly false, misleading, or in bad taste.

Phil R
Reply to  Tom.1
January 18, 2022 9:15 am

Take it up with Brandon…er, Biden.

PaulID
Reply to  Tom.1
January 18, 2022 10:00 am

Mocking a person that is in a position to destroy millions of lives is generally accepted particularly when that person is addled and nothing more than a puppet, if you are more concerned with “tone” than with those lives you have a major issue and should reconsider your priorities.

Last edited 4 months ago by PaulID
John Endicott
Reply to  Tom.1
January 18, 2022 10:55 am

What was “false, misleading, or in bad taste” in the article “President Joe Biden Resumes Oil and Gas Leasing in Response to Court Ruling’ for which your initial reply about “political diatribes” was posted under? There was no mention of Brandon in the article in question (nor in your initial post), so by concern trolling under that article (rather than under any specific commenter, which, BTW. your concern troll post did not name) it is you that is engaging in “false, misleading” behavior, not the author of the article to which your comment was a reply to.

Go take you concern trolling elsewhere.

Last edited 4 months ago by John Endicott
sturmudgeon
Reply to  Tom.1
January 18, 2022 1:31 pm

Replying to your posts is akin to discussing religion. Your ‘faith’ in the propaganda you have absorbed, without ever using Critical Thinking as your basis for examining the overwhelming FACTUAL evidence of voter fraud, dismisses your claim as to “statements that are blatantly false, misleading, or in bad taste. What are you doing on a site that offers Scientific Evidence in its articles?

Dave Fair
Reply to  Tom.1
January 18, 2022 2:44 pm

Please direct us to your past posts on “bad taste” when Leftists, progressive politicians, the Deep State, MSM, Hollywood & etc. were shouting F-Donald Trump in every outlet, showing his severed head on TV & even more etc. If you didn’t protest then, you are truly a Concern Troll, Tom.1.

MarkW
Reply to  Dave Fair
January 18, 2022 8:17 pm

Most of the talking heads are quite disrespectful towards anyone who gets between Biden and total power. I don’t hear our concern trolls complaining about that.

DonM
Reply to  Tom.1
January 18, 2022 5:56 pm

The sentiment behind statement, ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ is in no way blatantly false or misleading; it is very telling.

As always, ‘Bad taste’ or ‘good taste’ is subjective and depends on the forum & the crowd. From the majority of the responses here, your tastes are out of the norm … either that, or you are truly a concern troll.

MarkW
Reply to  DonM
January 19, 2022 8:07 am

There are hundreds, if not thousands of words in the English language (an probably other languages as well), that are euphemisms for words that are considered “impolite”.

paul courtney
Reply to  Tom.1
January 19, 2022 8:14 am

Mr..1: Bet you were surprised, when you “looked it up” (remember when he wanted to convince us that he visits this site regularly? So he visits here often enough to see griff comments, and he had to look it up!!??) and saw a shiny mirror.

paul courtney
Reply to  Tom.1
January 19, 2022 8:11 am

Mr..1: “…gets us nowhere.” Who is this “us” to whom you refer, and where do you think “we” are supposed to go? Speaking for all of “us” (as if), “we” didn’t invent “Let’s go Brandon”, NBC News did. Have you written any comments to NBC asking for civility?
Open question- Why does it seem inevitable that trolls reveal themselves if they keep commenting?

Brad-DXT
Reply to  fretslider
January 18, 2022 1:27 pm

One of the first things he did was kill thousands of jobs with his EO stopping the work on the XL Keystone pipeline. Since that project was already approved by the executive and legislative branches, I certainly hope that the courts will overrule his action on that too.

MarkW
Reply to  Tom.1
January 18, 2022 7:40 am

Since the alarmist agenda is 100% political, it’s natural that the defense against it will involve a lot of politics.
BTW, I criticized those who opposed you yesterday for putting words in your mouth. Now I get criticize you for the same thing. Where is this diatribe about which you whine?
Or do you just get your panties in a wad whenever politicians you support are criticized?

Tom.1
Reply to  MarkW
January 18, 2022 8:41 am

Repetitions of Let’s go Brandon, for starters. As soon as I say something critical of the way people engage here, they immediately assume I’m batting for the other team. Nothing could be further from the truth. I try not to let whatever political allegiances I have get in the way of objectivity. We have a general problem in this country of treating people of different political views very disrespectfully or even as enemies.

And thanks for your support.

MarkW
Reply to  Tom.1
January 18, 2022 9:06 am

Fascinating how you are only “concerned” when it’s a politician you support who’s being disrespected.

Tom.1
Reply to  MarkW
January 18, 2022 9:17 am

Why do you think I support the current President? I didn’t vote for him. I have not voted for a Democrat for president since 1972.

Doonman
Reply to  Tom.1
January 18, 2022 5:15 pm

So you voted for George McGovern in 1972, but then turned your thinking around and voted against that nice Mr. Jimmy Carter in 1976? I don’t think so.

paul courtney
Reply to  MarkW
January 19, 2022 8:49 am

Mr.W: Mr..1 was revealing himself yesterday, but it was subtle. Before he was done, he judged the site unworthy based on a single comment. Today, he considers LGB a “diatribe”, which was not even in the post. He paints with too broad a brush, repeatedly. As you can now see, he didn’t need defending on the obvious “six years does not determine climate”. It was his fact-free assertion that Tillman was “illogical” that caught my eye, and he went there in, what, his 2d comment? Third? Ah well, his tender sensitivity is out there for all to see now.

bigoilbob
Reply to  Tom.1
January 18, 2022 7:44 am

Apparently, it does. At least here. BDS………

MarkW
Reply to  bigoilbob
January 18, 2022 9:06 am

Considering the comments you have made regarding Trump, your hypocrisy is once again duly noted.

bigoilbob
Reply to  MarkW
January 18, 2022 9:21 am

Please point out anything either false. or unevenly applied, in those “hypocritical” comments. We’ll wait – we’re used to it….

MarkW
Reply to  bigoilbob
January 18, 2022 12:44 pm

As I said earlier, you frequently and vociferously insult Trump, never with even a shred of accuracy.
Now you are whining about how people aren’t being nice towards your president.

bigoilbob
Reply to  MarkW
January 18, 2022 12:50 pm

As I said earlier, you frequently and vociferously insult Trump”

I make justifiable fun of him. Guilty as charged.

“…, never with even a shred of accuracy.”

ONE example, please?

Folks, mo’ tender tissues whines from those always ready to “snowflake”.

MarkW
Reply to  bigoilbob
January 18, 2022 8:19 pm

When we do it, we are being insulting.
When you do it, you are just making fun of him.

Your hypocrisy is once again, duly noted.

John Endicott
Reply to  MarkW
January 19, 2022 3:18 am

if he didn’t have double standards, the bigoldboob would have no standards at all.

MarkW
Reply to  John Endicott
January 19, 2022 8:08 am

I get the impression that bob is no where near as intelligent as he believes himself to be.

paul courtney
Reply to  bigoilbob
January 19, 2022 10:54 am

And, wonder of wonders, along comes Mr. bob to defend his fellow gaslighter. Went back to see if Mr..1 ever told us what was illogical or wrongheaded re: Tillman’s post- he did post a classic non-reply. He also repeated almost verbatim the “you don’t have to be a skeptic….” line, just like folks who are paid to come here and whinge about how “dissenters” are treated. Mr..1 is sending out signals, bob, but you seem to have lost your receiver.

Mac
January 18, 2022 4:08 am

Deborah Halland is secretary of the Interior. She is well known for her anti fossil fuel stance. I don’t know how she has affected southeastern New Mexico. She was a NM representative when appointed by the Brandon maladministration.

joe
Reply to  Mac
January 18, 2022 4:18 am

holland wont show her hand until after the midterms.

joe
January 18, 2022 4:29 am

the leftists need something to draw back some of the moderate dem voters and independents this november. stabilizing pump prices is the most effective advertising. many will be lulled in. many will be disappointed.

.KcTaz
Reply to  joe
January 18, 2022 8:36 pm

Except the Leftists had nothing to do with this. It was the Courts. Are you saying they will take credit if prices at the pump drop? That is probably correct. They lie, a lot.

MarkW
Reply to  .KcTaz
January 19, 2022 8:09 am

If the news services don’t report on why oil supplies are increasing, the leftists will be free to take credit. And they will.

bonbon
January 18, 2022 4:37 am

“This proves the administration’s policies are not about the climate, rather they are aimed at lining the pockets of a crony corporatist cabal – follow the money.”

Not quite right – UN Climate Finance czar, Marc Carney at COP26 let it all hang out , Bloomberg video :
Net-Zero a Ruthless, Relentless Focus for GFANZ: Mark Carney
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2021-11-01/net-zero-a-ruthless-relentless-focus-for-gfanz-carney-video

As he says quite openly it is about $100 TRILLION, liquidity to be pumped into a green finance initiative.
In other words a monstrous bank bail-out.
Follow the money, to the banks, as Dillinger said….

Last edited 4 months ago by bonbon
Alan Robertson
Reply to  bonbon
January 18, 2022 5:14 am

It would be missing the mark to view the entire cagw plan as a bank bailout, instead of the coming to fruition of the master plan, which was to strip the assets from as much of the world as possible and concentrate them in the hands of a very few, via massive loans.
That linked video shows how delighted the bankers are, at the anticipation of the collection of interest on 100’s of Trillions of dollars, giving the banks a cut of every penny made by everyone, for generations yet unborn.

bonbon
Reply to  Alan Robertson
January 18, 2022 5:57 am

Interest is missing the mark. During the last few years, especially since 2008 liquidity has been pumped at unimaginable rates into the bank financial instruments, little or none into the physical economy. These banks have not recovered from 2008, and instead have primed the swamp for another, maybe their last. The Great Reset is their last hurrah.

Smart Rock
Reply to  bonbon
January 18, 2022 11:13 am

And this Carney is starting to be talked about as possibly being our next prime minister (in Canada that is). And we thought it couldn’t get any worse….

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Smart Rock
January 18, 2022 9:37 pm

It can always get worse
I just don’t see any path to get better, at least for now.
Hard to imagine but canada has not reached peak stupid yet?

David Middleton(@debunkhouse)
Editor
January 18, 2022 4:49 am

The Brandon Maladministration held one Gulf of Mexico lease sale in November pursuant to the judge’s order. At this point, no leases have been awarded, nor has there been any word as to when any leases will be awarded. Nor has there been any word on when the next lease sale will be scheduled. They are legally required to hold at least four lease sales per year.

A trade organization representing U.S. oil and gas companies is pressuring the Biden administration to ratchet up lease sales on federal lands and waters, including the Gulf of Mexico, the group’s leader said Wednesday.

Mike Sommers, president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, said he is hopeful for at least one sale in 2022 but that API is negotiating with the White House and the Department of the Interior to hold more. Sommers pointed out that federal law requires four sales each year if land is available.

https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/business/article_298d6306-73e7-11ec-9750-e380ad8e3188.html

Elsewhere, particularly in regions not covered by the 5th US Circuit Court in New Orleans, the Biteme Maladministration is still unlawfully blocking lease sales, while they appeal the 5th Circuit ruling.

Furthermore, the Harris-Biden Dominion has yet to issue a new 5-year leasing program, as they are required by law to do.

MarkW
Reply to  David Middleton
January 18, 2022 7:43 am

Wasn’t the Obama maladministration slapped down by the courts over this same issue?

Last edited 4 months ago by MarkW
David Middleton(@debunkhouse)
Editor
Reply to  MarkW
January 18, 2022 7:51 am

They at least had a flimsy justification for their unlawful moratorium.

Sara
January 18, 2022 5:24 am

Oh, come on! This isn’t about “fighting globull warming”! Don’t you guys know that? It’s about destroying your right to choose how you want to live. Look at the crap the Brits are putting up with, and how BoJo’s really dropping in popularity.

Always – if you’re going to piss people off – ALWAYS pick a bad time of year to do it (nonsense in the UK) and make sure it’s memorable, so that your name will be associated with an epic eopch of sheer stupidity and thunderous idiocy.

Dontcha just love watching such imbecilic twits dig their own holes deeper and deeper?

MarkW
Reply to  Sara
January 18, 2022 7:45 am

It’s about destroying anyone who opposes international socialism.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/penzeys-spices-ceo-mlk-weekend-republicans-are-racists-weekend

Dave Fair
Reply to  MarkW
January 18, 2022 2:58 pm

Well, Tom.1, I see you didn’t post a response to Penzeys’ CEO calling all Republicans racists.

DonM
Reply to  MarkW
January 18, 2022 6:45 pm

‘In 2014, Penzey wrote that residents of Waukesha County had “fled west” to escape diversity in Milwaukee. In 2016, he accused supporters of Donald Trump of committing “racism” by voting for Trump.’

In 2021, Darrell Brooks, who listened to Penzey (and/or people like him all his life) targeted residents of Waukesha County for murder during a local Christmas parade.

In January 2022, Penzey states that half of the country (regardless of “your race or how many of your friends happen to be whatever”) are to be held accountable for voting republican.

In early 2022, Tom.1 doesn’t wonder how some people will interpret Penzey’s ‘accountability’ statement. Tom.1 shows concern only about Brandon jokes that he perceives as demeaning.

(Oily Bob pats Tom.1 on the back)

Last edited 4 months ago by DonM
bigoilbob
January 18, 2022 5:33 am

Bad move. Lease auction boni are great for government revenue. Bidders are mostly playing with OPM, and goad each other to overbid. Mostly for what we oilfield trash call “goat pasture”.

POTUS would have been better off forcing more than fractional/non bonding of asset retirement obligations, stopping the inevitable begs for, and approvals of, royalty relief, and enforcing drilling obligations. I know of at least one “winner” in the latest round who is both heavily indebted and poorly managed, and will thereby never adequately exploit their “winnings”.

RevJay4
January 18, 2022 6:37 am

This is good news. However, the “Brandon” administration will continue to deny the oil leases via unelected bureaucratic regulations and rules. 0zero did it, ignored the court rulings and continued to use “lawfare” to stop or slow down any progress in oil production. Nothing of substance was done to overturn those actions by the obvious anti-American potus at that time. Same will happen now. No change, just different sockpuppets being the spokespeople for the same corrupt folks running the circus. The huge cracks are showing in their careful plan. Just sayin’.

Steve Case
January 18, 2022 6:47 am

The federal court ruled Biden’s leasing moratorium illegal in June, 2021, but the administration ignored the court’s order, saying it was justified in doing so until all appeals were exhausted.
_____________________________

Sooo – If ignoring a federal court order is illegal, does that constitute either a high crime or misdemeanor or both? Just saying.
_____________________________

“Biden’s response to the higher gas prices brought about by his policies is to beg countries in the Middle East to sell us more oil,” Grande said. “This proves the administration’s policies are not about the climate, rather …
_____________________________

Ooh, what an excellent point that is!

MarkW
Reply to  Steve Case
January 18, 2022 7:48 am

It takes 2/3rds of the Senate to impeach a president. Democrats will never vote to impeach another Democrat. Besides, impeaching Biden means president Harris. Out of the frying pan and into the fire.

Steve Case
Reply to  MarkW
January 18, 2022 8:11 am

Impeach both of ’em.

John Endicott
Reply to  Steve Case
January 18, 2022 9:02 am

Ideally, (assuming the Republicans take back control of Congress) you’d want to draw up articles of impeachment against both Harris and Biden. Try Harris first immediately followed by Biden. Assuming you could get 2/3rd of the Senate to remove them, you’d then get the Speaker of the house as the next in line. – a Republican in this scenario.

Of course, it won’t happen. Even though odds currently favor the Republicans taking back the House and probably the Senate too, even in the best case scenario, they wouldn’t have 2/3rds of the Senate on their own, they’d need several Dems to join them in voting to remove – not going to happen. At best you’d get 2 (Manchin and Sinema).

John Endicott
Reply to  MarkW
January 18, 2022 8:49 am

It’s the House that impeaches, the Senate holds the trial, needing 2/3rds for removal from office. Remember both Clinton and Trump *were* impeached even though neither got the 2/3rds of the Senate needed to be removed from office.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  John Endicott
January 18, 2022 2:43 pm

Yes, I thought that.

Most people, when they use the word ‘impeached’, actually mean ‘successfully impeached’ I believe (if that is the correct term). I guess that really means ‘convicted’.

Last edited 4 months ago by Zig Zag Wanderer
Dave Fair
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
January 18, 2022 3:04 pm

No, both Presidents Clinton and Trump were “successfully impeached.”

John Endicott
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
January 19, 2022 3:07 am

Yeah, ZZW, a lot of people confuse impeaching (what the House does) with convicting (what the Senate needs 2/3rds to do). It’s a very common mistake.

Dave Fair
Reply to  MarkW
January 18, 2022 3:02 pm

As Pelosi showed, twice, all it takes is a majority of the members of the House of Representatives to impeach. Conviction takes 2/3rd of the members of the Senate, however.

Steve Case
January 18, 2022 7:03 am

The court initially found the administration’s moratorium
on issuing new leases was illegal in June
_____________________________________________

Our house has CBS news on the telly just before Jeopardy. So I will be anxious to hear Norah O’Donnell screech on and on about this tonight. But then I didn’t hear her screech about it back in June. Actually screeching about what a terrible court decision this is and how it will negatively affect climate is more likely.

MarkW
Reply to  Steve Case
January 18, 2022 7:49 am

Leftists don’t believe the court should be permitted to rule against them. If the Supreme Court upholds this ruling, the push to pack the court will resume.

stinkerp
January 18, 2022 7:50 am

The good news is that we have some attorneys general in several states doing great work. We need more.

sturmudgeon
Reply to  stinkerp
January 18, 2022 1:42 pm

That is exactly why Soros has been heavily financing his preferred (woke) AGs in so many States.

.KcTaz
Reply to  sturmudgeon
January 18, 2022 8:50 pm

The good news is that that backfired seriously against Democrats in Virginia. May it be so in the rest of the USA. OK, it won’t happen in some blue states whose voters appear to be constantly high on drugs but even the San Francisco Mayor has changed her tune.

Steve O
January 18, 2022 1:59 pm

At some point, someone from the Administration will claim to voters that they did NOT impede oil production, and they will use the fact that they allow it now — as forced by the court — in order to support their contention. The media will not call them out on their deception.

Robert W Israel
January 18, 2022 9:14 pm

Bu bu bbut ignoring court decisions is Authoritarian and dictatorial and a Democrat couldn’t be authoritarian. That’s what Trump is.

Trent
January 18, 2022 11:58 pm

Seems Warren Buffet and Berkshire Hathaway have issued marching orders to POTUS.
-Stop all pipelines.
-Jack oil prices so Canada and Bakken are productive.
-My train cars can ship lots of oil.

It’s not dementia, it’s not enviro-green support; as usual in politics, it is simply ‘follow the money’

%d bloggers like this: