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22.01.2021 kl 12:16 2935

«Biden halts federal oil and gas permitting in climate push

AUTHORITIES & GOVERNMENT
January 22, 2021, by Bojan Lepic
The Biden administration has opted to temporarily suspend oil and gas leasing and permitting on federal lands and waters while it evaluates the legal and policy implications of the program.

This is according to a Department of Interior memo cited in a Reuters article on Thursday. The move is a first step in delivering on President Biden’s campaign promise to ban all new federal drilling permits – part of his wider agenda to combat global climate change.

The media outlet claims that the order was welcomed by environmentalists and derided by the oil and gas industry, whose largest onshore drilling companies have stockpiled permits in anticipation of a change in federal policy.

U.S. federal lands and waters account for close to 25 per cent of the nation’s crude oil output, making them a big contributor to energy supply but also the country’s greenhouse gas emissions.»

EDIT: Glemte linken:

https://www.offshore-energy.biz/biden-halts-federal-oil-and-gas-permitting-in-climate-push
Redigert 22.01.2021 kl 12:19

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