Biden’s Executive Orders Are Devastating for Wyoming

Biden’s Executive Orders Are Devastating for Wyoming

February 9, 2021

President Biden’s executive orders continue to hurt not only the energy sector but people in energy-rich communities across the country that benefit from the extensive revenue the industry brings in.

The state of Wyoming is taking a huge hit from Biden’s new energy policies, specifically the halt on new sales of oil and gas leases on federal land. Since nearly half of Wyoming’s oil and gas fields are federally owned, this executive order will lead to significant revenue loss for the state.

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon (R), recently discussed with Fox News just how devastating Biden’s executive order is, calling it a “direct attack” on Wyoming as a whole.

“Losing that revenue is devastating to our schools, devastating to our communities, devastating to those small businesses that really depend on the energy sector.”

The majority of people don’t realize how beneficial the energy sector is to a community as a whole, that is unless you are from a state like Wyoming where so much of the budget is dependent on the industry’s success. Not only are jobs being lost but the revenue for state budgets necessary to go back into the community to pay for schools, infrastructure, hospitals and more will be lost.

Governor Gordon has now issued his own executive order in response to the many executive actions President Biden has made. Gov. Gordon’s order directs Wyoming state agencies to conduct a thorough investigation into the financial impacts of Biden’s ban on new sales of oil and gas leases on federal lands, and what legal options Wyoming has to respond to the Biden administration.

We expect more responses by state government officials like Gov. Gordon’s in the coming weeks as states further examine the costly effects these executive actions will have on their state. The Biden administration continues to make it clear they are more concerned with pleasing the eco-left rather than doing what is best for the American people as a whole.