Want to see a major reason why we have an energy crisis in America, and why it’s Joe Biden’s fault?
Despite the constant lies from the White House that Biden has been great for oil drilling, the latest numbers prove that he has authorized the fewest new drilling leases in history, and not by just a little bit.
According to the Wall Street Journal:
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.
Harry Truman was the last president to lease out fewer acres—65,658—in 1945-46, when offshore drilling was just beginning, and the federal government didn’t yet control the deep-water leases that have made up the largest part of the federal oil-and-gas program in modern times.
You can’t use Harry Truman as the “worst,” either. There really wasn’t much offshore drilling yet in his day as the technology was just being developed in the late 40s and early 50s. Further, there were no laws allowing the federal government to grant drilling leases for offshore drilling back then.
Take a look at these numbers, too:
Federal acres leased for oil-and-gas production during the first 19 months are the lowest they've ever been under Biden: pic.twitter.com/zuoEXJOr4q
— unusual_whales (@unusual_whales) September 7, 2022
This is Biden purposefully destroying our energy sector and purposefully driving up the costs of driving our cars and delivering our goods to market.Commentary