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President Biden halts new oil and gas leases, permits on US land and water

1 month ago   |   By WESH

The Biden administration has suspended new oil and gas leasing and drilling permits on U.S. land and water for 60 days.
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Biden suspends oil, gas leases on public lands for 60 days

Biden suspends oil, gas leases on public lands for 60 days

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

BILLINGS, Mont. - The Biden administration has suspended new oil and gas leasing and drilling permits on public lands and waters for 60 days as part a review of programs at the U.S. Department of Interior.
The move follows President Joe Biden's campaign pledge to halt new drilling and end the leasing of publicly owned energy reserves as part of his plan to address climate change.
The suspension went into effect immediately under an order signed Wednesday by Acting Interior Secretary Scott de la Vega. The order did not limit operations under valid leases, meaning oil and gas activity won't...
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