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Attorney General Jeff Landry Delivers Major Victory for Louisiana: Court Halts Latest Biden Attack on American Energy

LAKE CHARLES, LA – A Federal Judge has granted Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s request for a preliminary injunction against the Biden Administration’s unlawful order that threatened an oil and gas lease sale on the Outer Continental Shelf in the Gulf of Mexico. Judge James Cain, Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana has ordered the federal government to proceed with Lease Sale 261.

“This is a major win not only for the rule of law, but also for Louisiana jobs and affordable energy,” said Attorney General Landry. “At a time when working families are being squeezed by unaffordable Bidenomics, I am glad to deliver yet another victory defeating overreaching bureaucrats.”

Attorney General Landry filed suit after the Biden Administration defied Congress in order to facilitate a backroom deal with radical activists who have publicly committed to shutting down oil exploration in the Gulf.

“Congress is clear: lease sales must take place; so we are grateful the Judge cut through the noise and upheld the law,” added Attorney General Landry. “While our fight is far from over, I am pleased the Court granted preliminary relief against the President’s latest attack on reliable and affordable American energy.”


The case is captioned Louisiana et al v. Haaland et al, No. 2:23-cv-1157. Solicitor General Liz Murrill is lead counsel for Louisiana.