Report: Top Biden Officials Furious Over Admin Resuming Oil and Gas Leasing
- October 23, 2023
Mary Chastain, Legal Insurrection
Fox News reported that several emails from 2021 show top officials openly lashing out at Interior Secretary Deb Haaland’s announcement that the administration would resume oil and gas leasing.
On Aug. 16, 2021, Interior Department (DOI) Deputy Assistant Secretary Steven Feldgus forwarded a press release – according to the emails obtained by watchdog group Protect the Public’s Trust and shared with Fox News Digital – from Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., the then-chairman of the Natural Resources Committee, to Nada Wolff Culver, Laura Daniel-Davis and Amanda Lefton, three fellow senior DOI officials overseeing key energy policy.
“Holding more lease sales under today’s outdated standards is economically wasteful and environmentally destructive, and everyone not sitting in a fossil fuel boardroom knows it,” Grijalva said in a statement included in the release.