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LCV Statement on Biden-Harris Administration Canceling Offshore Drilling Lease Sales

May 12, 2022

Courtnee Connon,

Washington, D.C. – In response to the news that the Biden-Harris Administration has canceled offshore oil lease sales in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the following statement from Conservation Program Director Alex Taurel:

“Offshore drilling is a dirty and dangerous business that threatens coastal communities, economies and marine life. Selling new offshore leases that won’t produce oil for years is not a solution to today’s gas prices, but it would lock in new infrastructure that is incompatible with our moral responsibility to leave a habitable planet for our kids. That’s why we’re excited to see the Biden-Harris administration’s decision to cancel these lease sales. Our future must be powered by clean energy, not more offshore drilling.”