Watchdog Files Inspector General Complaint Over Possible Ethics Violation Involving ANWR Leasing Plan in Joe Biden’s Interior Department
- September 15, 2022
Jacob Bliss, Breitbart News
A nonpartisan government watchdog filed a complaint with the Inspector General (IG) on Tuesday, alleging a possible ethics violation involving the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) leasing plan in President Joe Biden’s Department of the Interior (DOI)
Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT), which is dedicated to promoting ethics in government, filed an ethics complaint alleging that Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management Laura Daniel-Davis may have improperly participated in matters relating to the oil and gas program in the ANWR — which potentially violates federal ethics laws and the Biden Ethics Pledge.
PPT acknowledged that oil and gas extraction in ANWR — also known as the Coastal Plain of Alaska — has been one of the most controversial energy issues for nearly 40 years and has been opposed by environmental and conservation organizations. One of the environmental and conservation groups that opposed the extraction in the area happened to be the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), where Daniel-Davis previously worked before she joined the Biden administration.