White House pledges to fight court order on oil and gas leases, but activists want more

Meanwhile, the oil and gas industry is questioning whether there’s any intent by federal government to fall in line with court ruling

By: - August 18, 2021 10:43 am
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and elected officials from other states sued over President Joe Biden’s decision to pause oil and gas leases. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.