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Biden administration moves ahead with massive Gulf of Mexico drilling auction, weeks after approving Willow Project

A few weeks after allowing the controversial Willow oil drilling project in Alaska to go forward, the Biden administration is auctioning off more than 73 million acres of waters in the Gulf of Mexico to offshore oil and gas drilling.

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Manchin slams Biden’s ‘radical climate agenda

Manchin slams Biden’s ‘radical climate agenda’ in delay of oil leasing

The Interior Department says it cannot finish a new offshore plan until December, a delay that has again angered the senator from West Virginia

offshore oil's methane pollution is underestimated

Growing body of research suggests offshore oil's methane pollution is underestimated

New technologies are allowing for actual measurements of oil and gas methane pollution like never before, whether from leaks or intentional flaring and venting.

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quest to defuse Guyana’s carbon bomb

The quest to defuse Guyana’s carbon bomb

A former BP lawyer is going up against Exxon—and her own country—in a bid to stop offshore oil drilling before disaster strikes.
Gulf of Mexico oil lease sale halted

Federal judge throws out Gulf of Mexico oil lease sale, says it violates environmental law

A federal court has rejected a plan to lease millions of acres in the Gulf of Mexico for offshore oil drilling, saying the Biden administration did not adequately take into account the lease sale's effect on planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions.

Small crack in pipeline may have delayed oil spill detection
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Small crack in pipeline may have delayed oil spill detection

Video of the ruptured underwater pipeline that spilled tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil off Southern California shows a thin crack that could indicate a slow leak that was difficult to initially detect.
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