Barrasso: Court Decision is a Victory for the Rule of Law & American Energy Workers

June 15, 2021

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 U.S. District Judge’s decision to block President Biden’s ban on new oil and gas leases on federal lands and waters.

“President Biden’s ban on new oil and gas leases is illegal. This decision is a victory for the rule of law and American energy workers,” said Barrasso. “The president’s illegal ban has hurt workers and deprived Wyoming and other states of a principal source of revenue that they use for public education. President Biden should immediately rescind his punishing ban and let Americans get back to work.”