Democrats got some more bad news on the legal front.
This loss holds dire consequences for the left’s agenda.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will be red with rage after this stinging court defeat.
Joe Biden installed combating so-called “climate change” at the center of his agenda.
Democrats like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pressed Biden and his handlers to accept the Marxist Green New Deal because it would allow the government to dictate every aspect of Americans’ lives.
So-called “climate activists” have called for rationing hamburgers and media personalities play along by eating bugs on live TV like one CNN anchor.
The Green New Deal would also eliminate fossil fuels as a source of energy and push Americans to use “alternative” sources—like those that cannot keep the power on in California.
This socialist scheme would also drastically alter the types of cars Americans drive by forcing Americans to purchase expensive electric vehicles.
Joe Biden sought to make a down payment on Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal by issuing an executive order early in his term banning new oil and gas leases on federal lands.
During the campaign Biden claimed he would not ban fracking, but that turned out to be a lie.
Thirteen Republican state attorneys general filed a lawsuit in response.
And Judge Terry Doughty, of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana—who was appointed by Donald Trump—issued a ruling blocking Biden’s ban on new oil and gas leases on federal lands.
Judge Doughty ruled that Biden lacked constitutional authority to ban new oil and gas leases without the authorization from Congress.
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry celebrated the win in a statement that read:
“This is a victory not only for the rule of law, but also for the thousands of workers who produce affordable energy for Americans,” declared Attorney General Landry, who led the 13-state lawsuit against Biden’s Executive Order 14008 which declared a moratorium on future oil and gas leasing and drilling permits on federal lands. . . .
“The President’s Executive Order abandons middle-class jobs, cripples our economy, and hits everyday Americans where it hurts the most – their pocketbooks,” continued Attorney General Landry. “What’s more: it attacks Louisiana’s coast by reducing the revenue and royalties used for coastal restoration and hurricane protection.”
Republicans argue Joe Biden’s assault on oil and natural gas helped spike energy prices across America.
Polls show inflation rising as a concern for all Americans.
By trying to placate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other socialist Democrats by trying to impose portions of the Green New Deal by executive fiat, Biden set himself up for a legal defeat and created a political headache for Democrats.
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