La. Judge Blocks Biden's Ban On New Oil And Gas Leases

Law360 (June 15, 2021, 11:17 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge blocked the Biden administration's pause of new federal oil and gas leasing, ruling Tuesday that "millions and possibly billions" of dollars are at stake and that the state governments challenging the pause are likely to succeed in their suit.

A Louisiana federal judge on Tuesday granted a preliminary injunction of the Biden administration's pause on new federal oil and gas leases. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty, an appointee of former President Donald Trump, pointed to the fact that President Joe Biden's Bureau of Land Management did not publish a formal notice with the Federal Register,...

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