Biden admin to hold first onshore drilling auctions in blow to climate agenda

6/29/2022 4:45:00 AM

The U.S. Interior Department this week will hold its first onshore oil and gas auctions since President Joe Biden took office, a setback to his administration's early efforts to end federal drilling to fight climate change.

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The U.S. Interior Department this week will hold its first onshore oil and gas auctions since President Joe Biden took office, a setback to his administration's early efforts to end federal drilling to fight climate change.

The U.S. Interior Department this week will hold its first onshore oil and gas auctions since President Joe Biden took office, a setback to his administration's early efforts to end federal drilling to fight climate change.

Over 90% of the acreage will be in big oil producing state Wyoming, with the rest sprinkled across Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Utah.Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterA federal judge last year effectively compelled the auctions by blocking the Biden administration's decision to suspend the federal oil and gas leasing program over its climate impacts.

Biden had campaigned on a promise to end federal drilling to fight global warming, but has since urged oil producers to rapidly ramp up output to help consumers suffering from record prices at the pumps.The Interior Department had held an offshore drilling auction late last year, but a different federal judge annulled that sale saying the administration failed to properly factor climate change into its analysis - a clashing legal signal that underscores how contentious the program has become.

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The lease sales will run Wednesday to Thursday and will cover more than 140,000 acres (570 square kilometers) across eight Western states, posing a test of the drilling industry's demand for new prospects at a time of soaring global energy prices.Fox News contributor and theologian Jonathan Morris joined 'Fox & Friends Weekend' with insight.a series of sanctions targeting 25 prominent Americans including the family of President Joe Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell , a retaliatory step amid escalating U.Fox News Flash top headlines are here.

Over 90% of the acreage will be in big oil producing state Wyoming, with the rest sprinkled across Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Utah. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra mentioned the idea during a Saturday interview with NBC News' Kate Snow at the Aspen Ideas: Health conference.com Register A federal judge last year effectively compelled the auctions by blocking the Biden administration's decision to suspend the federal oil and gas leasing program over its climate impacts. First Lady Jill Biden is among those sanctioned by Russia in a retaliatory wave of measures against . Biden had campaigned on a promise to end federal drilling to fight global warming, but has since urged oil producers to rapidly ramp up output to help consumers suffering from record prices at the pumps. When asked if he could legally provide such services, Becerra smiled and said:"talk to me later. The Interior Department had held an offshore drilling auction late last year, but a different federal judge annulled that sale saying the administration failed to properly factor climate change into its analysis - a clashing legal signal that underscores how contentious the program has become. Some Democrats in recent years, but those calls were amplified following SCOTUS' decision to overrule key abortion cases Roe v.

Biden's Interior Department initially proposed 340,000 acres for this week's auctions, but gradually removed parcels it said were too environmentally sensitive. MAXINE WATERS: AMERICANS WILL ‘DEFY’ SUPREME COURT FOLLOWING ABORTION RULING Supporters of abortion rights chant slogans outside a Planned Parenthood clinic during a protest in West Hollywood, Calif. [+] AFP via Getty Images Key Facts The wife and daughter of President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden and Ashley Biden, were sanctioned as part of a cohort of Americans Moscow said is promoting an anti-Russian agenda. The Department will also require companies to pay royalties of 18.75% on production from the acreage, up from the 12.S.5% in place for decades. sanctions against Russian figures. This week's auctions are a fraction of the size of those held under former President Donald Trump, a major supporter of the fossil fuel industry. (AP Photo/Jae C."That is something that the president does not agree with.

Trump's Interior Department offered 26 million acres to drillers over four years. In 2021, federal lands accounted for nearly 10% of U. I would tell if… you're recording so I won't tell you," he added. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Sen.S. oil and gas production.S. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.), Sen. We must expand the court," Sen.

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