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) decision to not hold oil and gas lease sales in the second quarter of the Calendar Year 2021.
“President Biden is continuing his war on Wyoming and the West by canceling a second round of oil and gas lease sales,” said Barrasso. “The Bureau of Land Management is legally required to hold lease sales on a quarterly basis, but the Biden administration continues to cater to the Green New Deal crowd. In Wyoming, we use federal energy revenues to fund our public schools. The first canceled lease sale cost our schools an estimated $4 million. Biden is ripping opportunities away from our kids and threatening our nation’s energy security. The president is handing win after win to Russia, who will produce and export more energy to fill the void created by the Biden administration. I will keep fighting for Wyoming’s energy workers and American families who need affordable energy. These lease sales should be reinstated immediately.”