Washington, D.C. — In anticipation of the Biden administration’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) holding an oil and gas lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico tomorrow, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the following statement from Senior Government Affairs Advocate Ben Alexandro:
“It is disappointing that the Biden administration is moving forward with a major oil and gas lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico. This region has experienced the lasting impacts of offshore drilling spills on their communities, the environment, and the local economy for years. The decisions the administration makes now can prevent future offshore drilling disasters and align the management of our public lands and waters with our climate goals. It is time for a course correction.”
LCV signed several letters ahead of the sale, including one urging the Biden administration to cancel the lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico, and another calling for an overhaul to the federal fossil fuels program and an end to all new leasing for fossil fuels both onshore and offshore.