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A federal judge canceled major oil and gas leases over climate change

The ruling revokes leases sold in the Gulf of Mexico in the largest oil and gas lease sale in U.S. history. It says the Interior Department failed to consider the greenhouse gases it would produce.
Biden outpaces Trump in issuing drilling permits on public lands

Biden outpaces Trump in issuing drilling permits on public lands

The Biden administration came into office promising to shift the country away from its dependence on fossil fuels. But faced with political and legal challenges, oil drilling and coal mining on public lands have continued unabated.

Biden's record-breaking oil drilling-lease spree didn't have to happen | Grist
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Biden's record-breaking oil drilling-lease spree didn't have to happen | Grist

The Biden administration claimed it had no choice but to proceed with an oil and gas drilling auction. But a DOJ memo refutes that.
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Environmentalists blast ‘shameful’ report on the Biden administration’s oil and gas leasing program

A Department of Interior report released recently found that taxpayers are being shortchanged by a federal oil and gas leasing program that consistently undercharges fossil fuel companies.

As oil drilling looms in the Gulf, Native Americans fear for their fragile community

As oil drilling looms in the Gulf, Native Americans fear for their fragile community

Tribes struggling to rebuild after Hurricane Ida were surprised when the Biden administration reopened oil and gas leasing.
Days after climate summit, Biden to hold 'carbon bomb' Gulf oil sale

Days after climate summit, Biden to hold 'carbon bomb' Gulf oil sale

Environmentalists are accusing the president of breaking a campaign promise to ban new federal fossil fuel leasing. The administration says its hands are tied.
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BLM pulls 264 parcels from oil and gas lease sale over grouse concerns

BLM cited 'core' sage grouse habitat protections in deferring 264 lease parcels — just one factor in its increasing scrutiny of the leasing program.
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