Louisiana Lawmakers Slam Cancellations Of Gulf Oil, Gas Leases

Offshore drilling rig, Gulf of Mexico

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Republicans from Louisiana have harsh words for President Biden's decision to cancel more oil and gas leases scheduled in the Gulf of Mexico.

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy says we should be increasing American energy production, not reducing it.

U.S. Congressman Garret Graves calls Biden's move illegal and says it benefits Russia and other countries.

U.S. Congressman Clay Higgins says the move puts America last.

U.S. Sen. John Kennedy says Biden "has killed America's energy independence."

The cancellations come at a time of record gasoline prices.

The U.S. Department of the Interior cited delays caused by a number of factors including recent court rulings as a reason for the cancellations, according to Axios.

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