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Senator’s Bill Seeks to Stop Biden Restricting Drilling on Federal Lands Without Approval From Congress

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Senator’s Bill Seeks to Stop Biden Restricting Drilling on Federal Lands Without Approval From Congress

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In opposition to President Joe Biden’s executive order to block new leasing of oil and gas drilling on federal lands, Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) is introducing a bill that would limit the White House from such actions without congressional approval. Biden signed a broad executive action on Wednesday, the goal of which is to achieve “a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035 and (which) puts the United States on an irreversible path to a net-zero economy by 2050,” and includes a pause on new oil and gas drilling on U.S. government lands. The senator from one of the top fossil fuel-producing states criticized Biden’s unilateral executive action as destructive for existing sectors of the U.S. economy and as an attack on the livelihoods of many Wyomingites. “The #BidenBan on energy leasing on federal lands will have unprecedented economic consequences on WY and the U.S. Lost wages and jobs, declining economic activity, and lost revenue …

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