WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR), issued the following statement in response to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) draft environmental analysis for its delayed oil and gas lease sales.
“The Biden administration continues to hamstring American energy,” said Barrasso. “Tracy Stone-Manning and the Bureau of Land Management want to build new regulatory road blocks for oil and gas leasing on America’s federal lands. She is taking even more valuable American energy off the table. This draft plan will result in less American energy production, fewer jobs for energy workers, and more frivolous lawsuits from environmental activists. At a time when energy prices are skyrocketing, this is a punishing plan the American people can’t afford.”