State Attorney General Jeff Landry is leading the charge against President Joe Biden’s climate change policies.
Louisiana is one of thirteen states suing the Biden administration and seeking an end to the moratorium imposed by Biden’s executive orders on the environment. The moratorium suspends new oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico and several states.
Jeff Landry is the leader of the Republican Attorney Generals filing the lawsuit, but Manship Professor of Mass Communication Bob Mann believes it won't make much of an impact.
"What the Biden administration is doing, and perhaps temporarily, is not really slowing down any oil and gas production in any meaningful way," Mann says, "especially at a time when we [have] a glut of oil and gas on the market."
"It sounds to me like it's a lawsuit, as they would call it, frivolous," Mann continues, "but I don't think it would accomplish much other than to make a political statement."
President Biden has not yet announced how long the pause on leases will last.
Jeff Landry can be reached at www.ag.state.la.us.