The Petroleum Association of Wyoming (PAW) has signed on as one of the joint petitioners in a lawsuit that fights President Joe Biden’s executive order halting any new federal land leases for gas and oil drilling. Western Energy Alliance initiated the lawsuit (WEA) targets Executive Order #14008. It was filed in the U.S. District Court in Wyoming.
In a news release, Petroleum Association of Wyoming President Pete Obermueller said that $4 million is enough money so that an entire year of education for 220 Wyoming children calling the harmless narrative false, can be funded. WEA President Kathleen Sgamma said that she was happy with the joining of PAW along their side.
In a release, Sgamma said that they filed in Wyoming as it has the largest amount of federal acreage under the lease, and now they also have the home team assembled. The interlocking land ownership in Wyoming has made it nearly impossible to develop oil and natural gas in the state without touching any federal lands or minerals.