Republicans file resolutions against ESA, oil and gas rules

By Manuel Quiñones | 05/28/2024 01:47 PM EDT

The resolutions of disapproval would undo a suite of changes to federal leasing and endangered species protections.

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.).

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) introduced a resolution against Interior Department oil and gas rulemaking. Patrick Semansky/AP

House Republicans on Thursday introduced a flurry of resolutions to undo Biden administration rules from NOAA and the Interior Department.

Critics of Biden administration environmental actions from both parties are seeking to use the Congressional Review Act to scrap rules big and small. They filed at least six resolutions before leaving town for a weeklong recess.

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) introduced H.J. Res. 154 against the Interior Department’s final rule published in April making it more expensive for companies to drill for oil on public land.


Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said the new standards — including higher royalties and bonding — were the most significant reforms of the federal oil and gas program in decades.