In Wake of Continued High Gas Prices, Attorney General Jeff Landry Scores Major Victory for American Energy

Published 2:11 pm Tuesday, August 23, 2022

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BATON ROUGE, LA – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has achieved another victory over Joe Biden with U.S. District Court Judge Terry Doughty issuing a permanent injunction against the Biden Ban. The federal court declared Biden exceeded his power when halting oil and gas leasing and drilling permits.

“I am pleased the Court recognized that the President stepped outside his authority,” said Attorney General Landry who led the multi-state lawsuit. “Biden’s energy policies have crushed American families with higher energy bills for their homes and vehicles.”

Agreeing with Attorney General Landry, Judge Doughty ruled that Biden’s policy violated the Mineral Leasing Act (MLA) and Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA). President Biden’s order, the judge wrote, was “beyond the authority of the President of the United States”: “Even the President cannot make significant changes to the OCSLA and/or the MLA that Congress did not delegate.”

“We will continue to ensure that American energy policy is crafted by the Legislative Branch, not the Judiciary or Executive,” added Attorney General Landry. “We must keep fighting and winning to bring relief to American consumers.”


A copy of the Court’s ruling may be found at