Biden administration to restart oil and gas leasing

The move comes after a U.S. District Court judge ordered the administration to end pause on new oil and gas leases

By: - August 25, 2021 3:55 pm
oil and gas leasing

The Biden administration paused new oil and gas leases on federal lands while its review was ongoing, but a federal judge in Louisiana ordered the government to restart the program. (Courtesy of the Department of the Interior)

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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.