08 December, 2021

Well, This Is Just Peachy

Amidst Gas Shortage, Biden Proposes Another Drilling Ban › American Greatness (amgreatness.com)

As the United States suffers from an unprecedented shortage of natural gas, the Biden Administration has proposed yet another ban on drilling in the oil-rich state of New Mexico, CNN reports.

On November 15th, Biden announced a proposal for a 20-year ban on oil and gas drilling in Chaco Canyon, located in northwest New Mexico. The justification for the ban is the proximity to the Chaco Culture National Historical Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site; as such, the proposal would see a halt to all oil and gas drilling on federal lands within 10 miles of the park. The ban would be carried out by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which falls under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior (DOI).

We should definitely respect sacred ground. But I wonder if this is really true, since we’ve been drilling there for some time. When in doubt, err on the side of caution, though.

As much as I’d like to, I can’t fault Team Biden too much for this one. But I would hope they would open up something else to offset any losses here. I doubt they will though.

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