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How Biden got from ‘no more drilling’ to backing a huge project in Alaska

High gas prices, a looming election and fears of a costly legal battle seem to have shifted the political calculus for the president.
Virginia uses treated wastewater to shore up a drinking water aquifer

Virginia uses treated wastewater to shore up a drinking water aquifer

A crucial aquifer is running low, so officials are pumping in treated sewage. It’s an increasingly common strategy as heavy demand and climate change strain water supplies.
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Where the new climate law means more drilling, not less

A compromise built into the law ensures oil and gas leasing in the Gulf of Mexico for the next decade. Activists say the region has been “sacrificed” to fossil fuels.
U.S. presses Congo to slow oil-and-gas push in rainforests

U.S. presses Congo to slow oil-and-gas push in rainforests

The secretary of state’s efforts led to the U.S. and the Democratic Republic of Congo agreeing to have a team look at environmental conservation.
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U.S. presses Congo to slow oil-and-gas push in rainforests

The secretary of state’s remarks came as the U.S. and the Democratic Republic of Congo agreed to work together to help mitigate climate change.
Gina McCarthy, top climate adviser, is said to be planning departure

Gina McCarthy, top climate adviser, is said to be planning departure

Ms. McCarthy was tapped by President Biden to lead an ambitious domestic climate agenda. Associates say she is frustrated by the slow pace of progress.
Biden plans to bar new drilling around Chaco Canyon in New Mexico

Biden plans to bar new drilling around Chaco Canyon in New Mexico

After years of tribal requests, the president plans to block new oil and gas leases within 10 miles of Chaco Canyon in New Mexico. The move generated strong pushback from industry groups.
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