WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement after President Biden enacted a 60-day moratorium on new oil and gas leasing, drilling permits, and lease extensions on federal lands and waters.

“President Biden is weaponizing the federal government against American energy producers. The Biden moratorium will destroy thousands of oil and gas jobs, raise energy costs, and increase reliance on foreign energy. We went from a President who put America first to a President who puts America last. Further, sending oil and gas production overseas to nations with horrible ecological records is the worst thing we can do for the environment. It’s not just bad for America, it’s bad for the world.”

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