Biden freezes oil and gas leases

Joe Manchinagreement with the leader of the Democratic Senate chuck schumer doesn’t look so good for West Virginia, and the latest evidence is a Biden administration settlement with green groups that halts previously approved oil and gas leases.

Last week, the Department of the Interior agreed to conduct additional climate reviews for five federal oil and gas lease sales held in 2019 and 2020 that were challenged by environmental groups. Activists have claimed that the Trump administration has not sufficiently studied the climate impact of leases under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).


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