On Thursday, Republican attorneys general challenging the Biden Administration received another victory in court:
A Louisiana judge issued a permanent injunction against the Biden administration’s moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on federal lands Thursday night, a day after another court tossed an earlier injunction against it.
In the Thursday ruling, Judge Terry Doughty of the Western District of Louisiana permanently blocked the January 2021 order in 13 states that sued over the order in March of that year. The states in question are Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and West Virginia. It does not apply to any states uninvolved in the lawsuit.
Doughty ruled the order was in violation of the Mineral Leasing Act (MLA) and Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), saying it took steps reserved for Congress.
Republican attorneys general have have made it a top priority to push back against the Biden Administration's policies.
The President has taken every opportunity to disrupt oil production in the U.S. & hardworking families are paying the price.— GA AG Chris Carr (@Georgia_AG) August 19, 2022
On behalf of Georgia, we have continued to push back & fight these ill-fated actions in court. https://t.co/5NKs0DJCV3
Recently, coalitions of Republican attorneys general announced their opposition to concerning practices regarding environmental, social and governance (ESG) at the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and at private companies.
We joined a coalition of 21 attorneys general in a letter to the SEC opposing its proposed rule on ESG disclosures for certain investment funds.— Attorney General Daniel Cameron (@kyoag) August 17, 2022
Read the letter: https://t.co/ZkVLTUmoeF
The SEC's job is to regulate securities, but that's apparently not woke enough. So they wrongly assume additional authority to require environmental, social, and governance (ESG) disclosures from investment managers. Read the latest multistate letter: https://t.co/4rtWmFqDlK— Todd Rokita (@AGToddRokita) August 16, 2022
Today, we announced that 18 other state AGs have joined our investigation into ESG ratings company Morningstar and its subsidiary Sustainalytics. MO has been a leader in pushing back against woke ESG investing, and our fight will continue.— Attorney General Eric Schmitt (@AGEricSchmitt) August 17, 2022
RNLA applauds Republican attorneys general for their hard work fighting the disastrous policies of the Biden Administration.