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Federal Judge Rebukes Biden’s Oil, Gas Moratorium

President Joe Biden

At a glance

  • A Biden executive order six days after taking office placing a moratorium on federal oil and gas leasing.
  • Judge Terry Doughty issued a permanent injunction blocking the moratorium, saying Biden “lacked any authority” to issue the order.
  • “Even the President cannot make significant changes to the (the relevant statutes) that Congress did not delegate,” the court wrote.

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