Washington, D.C. – Power The Future Communications Director Larry Behrens released the following statement in response to reports President Biden will open only 20 percent of federal land leases to new development while increasing royalty costs:
"There is a reason this announcement came just before the Easter holiday: it is another band aid that won't stop the bleeding from Joe Biden's self-inflicted wound. This latest offering is an 80 percent reduction in available land coupled with a new oil tax thrown at producers to try and escape blame for soaring gas prices. When these policy peanuts offered by Washington don't turn around massive gas prices or 40-year high inflation, the President will again try to blame energy workers for not producing enough. You don't reclaim American energy independence by giving only 20 percent and America's struggling families will continue to pay the price for Biden's latest political stunt."
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