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Gov. Cox Responds To Biden’s Executive Order Suspending New Oil And Gas Leases

Gov. Spencer Cox released a statement on Wednesday in response to President Biden’s executive order placing an indefinite pause on new leases for oil and gas development on federal lands.

Cox stated that he is “disappointed in President Biden's decision” and that the president’s “action was taken without coordination with the state to determine how his decision would impact rural Utah and those that live there.”


Cox also said that  Biden’s order cuts down on future investment in Utah, weakens rural Utah’s economy and “keeps many Utahns from being able to provide for their families.” 


Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!