Biden admin announces reduction in size of federal lands for energy drilling

Millions of Americans continue to struggle, badly, with President Joe Biden’s record-setting inflation and sky-high energy costs, including the rising cost at the gasoline pump.

While countless pundits and experts have plainly stated that there are ways to mitigate the rise in gasoline prices, it doesn’t appear as if the Biden administration is even remotely interested in helping us out, as a new policy announced on Monday, the Daily Caller reports, makes becoming energy independent once again even more remote than it has been under the current administration.

The Caller noted: “The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a record of decision, reducing the land available for energy leasing in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A) to its level set in 2013.”

“Today’s decision ensures the NPR-A will be managed consistent with the 2013 [Integrated Activity Plan], while including certain more protective lease stipulations and operating procedures for threatened and endangered species … confirmed through consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service,” Biden’s BLM said in a statement.

In other words, the Biden administration is actively reducing the amount of federal land available for drilling, all while getting in front of news cameras and blaming fuel price hikes on Vladimir Putin and America’s Big Oil industry.

“The decision reduces land available by roughly 7 million acres, or approximately 36%, of the oil-rich area designated by the Trump administration,” the report added, spelling out what appears to be a grim future for Americans and their bank accounts, short of a Republican intervention after the 2022 midterms in November.

The latest announcement is just another example of many moves that the Biden administration has made since January 2021 in severely restricting America’s ability to remain energy independent as it was under nearly all of Donald Trump’s term in office.

Perhaps come November, when Democratic candidates are voted out across the country, they’ll put more pressure on the Biden administration to make the right moves to benefit Americans, for once.