Fossil fuels are dirty.
Polar bears are cute animals.
We will power the country with solar energy and windmills and everyone will drive electric vehicles and eat soylent and Brood X cicadas and live in harmony with Mother Earth. Such is the depth of these people.
“The Biden administration is suspending all oil and gas leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge pending a deeper look at the environmental impacts of drilling in the sensitive region, the Interior Department said Tuesday.
The suspension of the leases, which POLITICO first reported earlier in the day, follows President Joe Biden’s January 20 executive order that identified “alleged legal deficiencies” in the original leasing program and put in place a temporary moratorium on any oil- and gas-related activities in the refuge. The executive order also left open the possibility that the department would undertake a new environmental review to address potential legal flaws in the program. …”
“The Interior Department suspended nearly a dozen oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on Tuesday, the agency announced.
Why it matters: The move, which will require a new environmental analysis, will undo former President Trump’s most significant environmental actions in his final days in office.
Worth noting: The new analysis could be time consuming and its results may spark a court battle. …”
“The Interior Department will suspend several oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Tuesday, according to three individuals briefed on the decision, overturning one of Donald Trump’s most significant environmental acts during his last days in office.
The move, which could spark a major legal battle, aims to unwind nearly a dozen leases in the heart of a pristine expanse in Alaska that Republicans and Democrats have fought over for four decades. The Trump administration auctioned off the right to drill in the refuge’s coastal plain — home to hundreds of thousands of migrating caribou and waterfowl as well as the Southern Beaufort Sea’s remaining polar bears —just two weeks before President Biden was inaugurated. …
But Tuesday’s move signaled that the new administration was willing to take aggressive action in an area that has been a rallying cry for environmentalist for decades. …”
“WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Tuesday said it would suspend oil drilling leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge that were issued in the waning days of the Trump presidency.
The decision could ultimately end any plans to drill in one of the largest tracts of untouched wilderness in the United States, delicate tundra in Alaska that is home to migrating waterfowl, caribou and polar bears. Democrats and Republicans have fought over whether to allow oil and gas drilling there for more than four decades, and issuing the leases was a signature achievement of the Trump White House. …”
After the Obama years and the Peak Oil scare, the decline in gas prices was one of the unheralded accomplishments of the Trump years. It was one of the things which I was surprised that Trump didn’t talk more about and which was one of my concerns with Joe Biden.
There has definitely been a change on this front. Along with the explosion in violent crime and the collapse of the border and the concept of systematic racism, we have progressive activists to thank for it.
“Gasoline prices in Alabama have risen 7.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.16/g, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,348 stations in Alabama. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.2 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.38/g, according to GasBuddy.
Average gasoline prices on Jan. 18 in Alabama have ranged widely over the last five years: $2.29/g in 2020, $1.93/g in 2019, $2.28/g in 2018, $2.13/g in 2017 and $1.65/g in 2016. …”
The average price of a gallon of gas around here is $2.89.
This is up around 63 cents since Joe Biden was sworn into office in January. This rounds out to an extra $6.30 for every 10 gallons of gas. The price of everything else has gone up too.