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The Biden administration published its long-awaited five-year offshore oil and gas leasing plan Friday one day after missing its June deadline.

The Department of the Interior (DOI) plan included the possibility of the federal government holding up to 11 lease sales off the coast of Alaska and in the Gulf of Mexico over the five-year period between 2023-2028. However, the plan also put forward the option of the federal government holding no lease sales in that same time period.

The article goes on to state the following:

“From Day One, President Biden and I have made clear our commitment to transition to a clean energy economy,” Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said in a statement. “Today, we put forward an opportunity for the American people to consider and provide input on the future of offshore oil and gas leasing. The time for the public to weigh in on our future is now.”


The report further explains that the federal government “is required to issue offshore leasing plans every five years laying out prospective oil and gas lease sales.”

The current 2017-2022 plan, which was adopted under former President Barack Obama, expired on Thursday.

The report notes that the Trump administration had sought to hold a total of 47 sales across the Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf of Mexico and off Alaska’s coasts,  but since he did not receive a second term in the Oval Office, he was not able to finalize his plan.

Biden’s plan doesn’t include any potential sales in the Atlantic or Pacific, effectively blocking drilling off the east and west coasts.

A press release from the Department of Interior includes the following:

Next Steps for the 2023-2028 Program

The Proposed Program includes no more than ten potential sales in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) and one potential lease sale in the northern portion of the Cook Inlet Planning Area offshore Alaska, which is the same as in the Five-Year Program finalized in 2016. These potential lease sales, including in the GOM, could be further refined and targeted, based on public input and analysis, prior to program approval. The Final Program also may include fewer potential lease sales, including no lease sales.

Following this opportunity for public comment, BOEM will prepare a Proposed Final Program and Final PEIS, which will include analysis of the size, timing, location, and number of potential lease sales in the Proposed Program. Those may be further narrowed or areas could be excluded. There is then a minimum 60-day period before the Secretary can approve the program and finalize the Record of Decision.  

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee, released a statement, which said, “I am disappointed to see that ‘zero’ lease sales is even an option on the table. There is already more than enough flexibility in the program to adjust sales later, which the Administration has previously taken advantage of to cancel three sales earlier this year. Our leasing programs are a critical component of American energy security. I hope the Administration will ultimately greenlight a plan that will expand domestic energy production, done in the cleanest way possible, while also taking the necessary steps to get our offshore leasing program back on track to give the necessary market signals to provide price relief for every American.”

Fox News reporter Thomas Catenacci tweeted: BREAKING – the Biden administration unveiled a much-anticipated oil and gas leasing plan. The plan offers proposals for anywhere between 0-11 offshore lease sales through 2028. The plan guts the Trump admin framework that proposed 47 lease sales.

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