LMOGA & GEST Respond to Federal Judge’s Injunction Against Leasing Ban

06 15, 2021 by

The Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association (LMOGA) and the Gulf Economic Survival Team (GEST) released the following statements in response to the judgement issued this afternoon by a federal judge granting a preliminary injunction against the federal government’s leasing pause on federal lands and offshore waters.

“Today's actions highlight how seriously the people and communities of the Gulf Coast are impacted by an offshore leasing moratorium or any policy decisions that impact America's energy industry. Any actions that limit Gulf energy development stifles Louisiana’s economic growth, threatens thousands of jobs, and undermines decades of environmental progress. We support transitional policies that will help us meet our world’s growing energy demands. while protecting our environment, our coast, and our culture.”