By Chandler Ross
Beaumont Enterprise , August 30,2022
A federal judge in Louisiana struck down U.S. Pres. Joe Biden’s pause on oil and gas lease sales, an Aug. 29 press release from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said. Texas was one of 13 states to join the lawsuit, which argued that Biden’s executive order halting oil and gas sales was illegal. The result of the lawsuit allows previously scheduled lease sales that were put on hold to go through and also means future sales will not be subject to the pause.
“Joe Biden may have declared war on American energy independence, but we’re fighting back and we’re winning in court,” Paxton said in the release. “The executive order was a clear example of unconstitutional federal overreach, and I’m pleased to see the court make the right decision in issuing a permanent injunction to prevent it from taking effect.”
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