Senators Cramer and Lummis are joined on the bill by John Barrasso (R-WY), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), John Boozman (R-AR), Shelley.
- “The Biden Administration’s banning energy development on federal lands would increase the deficit, hurt state and tribal budgets, and make the United States more reliant on foreign producers like Saudi Arabia,” said Senator Cramer. “Our bill takes such a destructive option off the table, supports schools and workers, and protects America’s energy security.”
- Biden’s Executive Orders include directing the Interior Department to halt new oil and natural gas leases on federal lands and to begin reviewing existing fossil fuel leases and permitting practices. It also orders federal agencies to look at eliminating fossil fuel subsidies. Senator Cramer issued a statement earlier this week denouncing these Executive Orders.