Biden Accused of Favoring Democrat States With Energy Policies

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by Church Militant  •  •  September 26, 2023   

Blue state oil good, red state oil bad

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DETROIT ( - A U.S. senator is accusing the country's president of purposely hindering conservative states from oil production while blue states flourish.

Senator Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., is blasting Joe Biden for allowing Democratic-controlled New Mexico to outproduce oil-rich conservative states like Wyoming and Alaska. 


  • After interviewing Lummis, the Washington Examiner reported that "New Mexico is now outproducing her state of Wyoming in the areas of both natural gas, with 8.4 billion cubic feet per day versus 3.3 billion, and oil, with 1.76 million barrels per day versus 265,000."
  • Earlier this month, President Biden canceled seven oil and gas leases in Alaska. 
  • The Washington Examiner reported, "The Bureau of Land Management's Rock Springs Field Office Draft Resource Management Plan announced in August would designate 1.8 million acres of land in Wyoming as Areas of Critical Environmental Concern, making the areas off-limits for oil and gas development."

Lummis' Comments

New Mexico is the home state of Democratic Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, who was nominated by Joe Biden.

  • Lummis stated, "We're really frustrated with the Biden administration's crackdown in Wyoming and Alaska on oil and gas production — and letting it flow freely in New Mexico, which is where Deb Haaland is from."  
  • She added, "And it just shows how much contempt they really have for conservative states and how disingenuous they are by turning back on the oil and gas development that's going on in New Mexico — and continues to grow — while trying to impair Alaska and Wyoming in their ability to produce oil and gas."

New Rule?

  • Lummis and other conservatives are critical of the Bureau of Land Management's proposed Public Lands Rule. If enacted, the new rule would allow the bureau to lease out federal land for "conservation," which some fear could greatly stifle oil production.
  • According to Lummis, the Biden administration "is in a position to use their executive branch whip to curtail availability of oil and gas leases in Alaska, Wyoming, and hide behind the fact that we have more federal land. So they can argue that New Mexico's development is primarily on state and private land."

Republican Pushback

  • A Sept. 15 press release on Sen. Dan Sullivan's, R-Alaska, website states:

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, and Representative Harriet Hageman, R-Wyo., introduced legislation this week that would curtail inflationary pressures caused by higher energy costs and defend communities most at risk of energy poverty, particularly rural, elderly, minority and low-income Americans. The Energy Poverty Prevention and Accountability Act, featured in Fox News Digital this morning, requires the federal government to show how new regulations and proposed energy projects would affect costs for communities at risk of energy poverty.

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