Rep. Bice calls Biden’s suspension of drilling leases in Alaska a win for foreign oil

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 Oklahoma Congresswoman Stephanie Bice says President Biden continues to put American jobs at risk with his decisions against oil and gas.
The latest one is his suspension of drilling leases in Alaska which prompted the Republican Representative to comment, “President Biden’s decision to suspend drilling is yet another win for foreign oil and will have long term impact on both our economy and our national security.”
Rep. Bice said the government made it legal to drill in the area as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act “and the Department of the Interior should keep to the rule of the law and allow two lease sales within 10 years.”
Bice said she believes oil will remain an important part of the American and Oklahoma economy for decades to come with the demand for oil and natural gas only increasing.
“Oklahomans can’t afford a war on American’s energy sector by our president,” she also declared in a recent newsletter to her constituents.
The Republican freshman Representative pointed to Biden’s first actions with cuts to American and Oklahoma’s energy industry and his executive order halting the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. That was followed by his suspension of mineral permits on federal lands and his decision to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement.
The newsletter was issued before Biden moved this week to suspend oil and gas leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a reversal of the decision made by former President Donald Trump who wanted to expand fossil fuel and mineral development.
“Oklahomans can’t afford a war on American’s energy sector by our president,” said Bice in her newsletter.
Under the last administration, America became a net exporter of energy for the first time since the 1950s and was energy independent. If the Biden Administration continues its trajectory, oil, gas and coal will be eliminated from the U.S. power grid by 2035, according to the White House. A ban on onshore leasing and drilling would cost an estimated $7 trillion in Gross Domestic Product decline, more than 462,000 jobs lost and Net Imports Of Crude Oil Rise would by 2 million barrels per day, all by 2030, according to a report by the American Petroleum Institute.” wrote Rep. Bice.
She went on to state “America cannot afford to lose these good paying jobs or the revenue for hardworking families” and that the nation was  “already beginning to see the economic impact of these executive orders – gas prices are higher than they’ve been in years.”