ND AG Seeks Order Resuming Federal Oil Leasing

(Bismarck, ND) -- North Dakota's Attorney General wants a judge to order the federal government to resume holding oil lease sales.  

The motion filed Monday as the legal battle continues over oil drilling on federal land. The Interior Department filed a brief yesterday in a separate case related to oil leasing outlining the timeline for resuming the quarterly sales.  

The Biden administration halted new federal oil leases shortly after the President took office.