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Interior implements new regulations on offshore drilling insurance

Interior implements new regulations on offshore drilling insurance

The Biden administration has introduced new regulations to increase insurance bonds for offshore drilling cleanup, targeting companies deemed financial risks by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

Heather Richards reports for E&E News.

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Tough choices could make 2024 a wild ride for Interior

NPS morale challenges, a BLM conservation proposal, changes to oil and gas drilling on public lands, and a 20-year plan for tackling the West's drought are
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BLM wants to protect the Placitas area from oil and gas extraction

U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland wants to withdraw nearly 4,213 acres of public lands from oil and gas extraction for 50 years “to protect, preserve, and promote the scenic integrity, cultural importance, recreational values, and wildlife habitat connectivity within the Placitas area,” according to the six-page draft proposal.

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Biden administration bans oil and gas drilling around Chaco Canyon

The Interior Department will withdraw public lands around Chaco Canyon from new oil and gas leasing for 20 years.
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A guardian of federal lands, lambasted by left and right

From oil and gas leases to missed climate targets, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has become a lightning rod for the Biden administration’s compromises on energy policy. A recent Senate hearing underlined the steady criticism she faces from conservatives.

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Biden voids Trump-era deal to open Alaskan wildlife area

The administration canceled a plan that would have allowed road construction in Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.

Public lands near Minnesota’s Boundary Waters withdrawn from federal mining leases

Public lands near Minnesota’s Boundary Waters withdrawn from federal mining leases

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland signed Public Land Order 7917, which protects areas of the Superior National Forest from federal geothermal and mineral extraction leases for the next 20 years.
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