Biden’s offshore drilling plan stokes ire of climate activists, energy industry

Posted on AllSides July 6th, 2022
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President Biden is being criticized from both sides as he attempts to satisfy the left’s climate change goals and Americans who are suffering at the pump.

Environmentalists and Big Oil both came out swinging against his administration’s proposal for a new 5-year plan for federal sales of offshore oil and natural gas leases.

The plan proposed by the Interior Department allows for up to 10 lease sales in the central and western Gulf of Mexico and one off the coast of Alaska. However, it also leaves open the possibility that...

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