Biden admin settles with eco groups to block massive oil drilling leases

Posted on AllSides September 8th, 2022
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The Biden administration entered a legal settlement Tuesday evening with environmental groups, agreeing to block drilling on more than 58,000 acres of public land.

The federal government will refrain from issuing any drilling permits across 113 leases spanning 58,617 acres in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota under the settlement between the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the coalition of organizations led by the WildEarth Guardians and Sierra Club. 

"Today’s agreement opens the door for the Biden administration to undo the Trump administration’s recklessness and disregard for the climate and public...

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