Day Eight: 12 Days of Biden’s War on American Energy

Day Eight: 12 Days of Biden’s War on American Energy

December 20, 2023

President Biden and his administration continue to try and blame oil companies for record-high prices, but throughout his time in office, the administration has allowed very few acres of land for oil production.

The Wall Street Journal reported, “The Biden administration has leased fewer acres for oil-and-gas drilling offshore and on federal land than any other administration in its early stages dating back to the end of World War II, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis. President Biden’s Interior Department leased 126,228 acres for drilling through Aug. 20, his first 19 months in office, the analysis found. No other president since Richard Nixon in 1969-70 leased out fewer than 4.4 million acres at this stage in his first term.”

The last president to lease fewer acres was Harry Truman, and that was before the federal government offered offshore leasing. There has been a massive drop-off since Biden has been in the White House. Just this fall, the Department of Interior (DOI) unveiled a plan to reshape the Gulf of Mexico’s energy sector. The DOI announced its plan to phase down oil and gas leasing over the next five years. Proudly declaring this proposal includes the fewest oil and gas lease sales in history, allowing them to expand controversial offshore wind developments. 

American families are suffering under terrible prices brought on by Biden’s energy policies, and all his administration can do is brag about how much they’re hurting American energy production.