Rep. Cheney Says Lease Moratorium Will Cost 1 Million Jobs
Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney says President Joe Biden's moratorium on old and gas leases on federal lands will cost 1 million U.S. jobs.
The Republican says that includes 18,000 jobs in Wyoming.
Biden issued the moratorium in a Jan. 27 executive order.
The order has come under heavy criticism in Wyoming, where the energy industry is a key component of the state economy and a major contributor to the revenues used to fund state government. Cheney on Thursday morning posted the following statement on her Facebook page: