How is that working out for you? Utah

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Looks like the Ute Indian Tribe is having the same problems that New Mexico is. Maybe the Orange Man was not so bad after all. From Reuters:

Oil-producing Native American tribe seeks exemption from Biden drilling pause
An oil-producing Native American tribe on Friday asked the U.S. Interior Department for an exemption from the recent temporary suspension of oil and gas leasing and permitting on federal and tribal lands, saying the move would hit its economy and sovereignty.

The pushback from the Ute Indian Tribe reflects the financial strain some communities will face from a freeze of the government’s fossil fuel leasing program. The new administration of President Joe Biden announced the move this week as part of a raft of measures intended to combat global climate change.

“The Ute Indian Tribe and other energy producing tribes rely on energy development to fund our governments and provide services to our members,” Luke Duncan, chairman of the Ute Indian Tribe Business Committee in Utah, said in a letter to acting U.S. Interior Secretary Scott de la Vega.

And the Biden administration? Their choice for the Department of the Interior:

Biden’s pick to lead the Interior Department, Deb Haaland, is poised to become the first Native American to head a cabinet agency once she is confirmed in Congress.

She has said she would prioritize climate change and conservation as secretary and has previously opposed drilling in ecologically and culturally sensitive areas.

And the reply from a spokesman?

A spokesman for the Interior Department declined to comment.

You seriously expected a comment?  A reply? The Activists are running the asylum. Utah voted for President Trump but the election was stolen so this did not count.

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