(ConservativeInsider.org) – President Joe Biden continues to talk about how he’s fighting for all Americans, even though his administration just stripped some Indian tribes of their rights and ability to provide for their families. The Department of the Interior (DOI) issued an order halting critical permits for many tribes. This caused quite a pushback from one tribe in northeastern Utah.
Biden hopes to rid the US of all fossil fuel use. So, on Wednesday, January 20, Acting Secretary of the Interior Scott de la Vega issued Order No. 3395 to implement a “temporary suspension of delegated authority.” The order temporarily slows the Department of the Interior’s work with leases and permits on federal lands in order to ensure responsible stewardship of “public lands, waters, and resources.” In short, new permits for drilling and mining on public lands are stalled for now.
This order could cripple Native Americans who rely on these leases and permits to provide for their tribe. One tribe from northeastern Utah responded with the following letter:
The Ute Indian Tribe does not mince words in their response to Interior’s order restricting federal energy development:
“Your order is a direct attack on our economy, sovereignty, and our right to self-determination.” pic.twitter.com/U5MiZCMx4n
— Megan Barnett Bloomgren (@MeganBloomgren) January 22, 2021
The Tribe clearly outlines this order will be detrimental to their livelihood. These Native Americans rely on the revenue from gas and oil leases to run their government, among other things, and Biden is stepping all over previous agreements.
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