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Green New Deal Democrats join backlash against Biden's oil drilling freeze on public lands

Mar 12, 2021 - The Washington Times

President Biden is facing growing bipartisan backlash over his order to pause new oil and gas drilling on federal lands including from some Democrats who’ve previously signed on to the Green New Deal environmentalist makeover of the U.S. economy.

Two of those Democrats, New Mexico’s Sens. Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Lujan, warned White House climate adviser Gina McCarthy in a letter that a permanent drilling ban would cripple their state’s economy.

“An extended and indefinit...