Tag: Department of the Interior
The Biden administration will revert to "a 2013 Obama administration plan issued that protected about half of the reserve."
"The Arctic should be protected, not turned into a noisy, dirty oil field."
"This is really the time that Congress should take action, and restore the protections by dismantling the leasing program."
Congressmember Deb Haaland, President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Interior Department, could become the first Native American to serve as a cabinet secretary if she is confirmed.
The decision is just the latest defeat of Trump's efforts to roll back his predecessor's attempts to curb emissions from the coal industry and other fossil fuel businesses, ignoring public opinion and scientists who agree that fossil fuel extraction is contributing to the rapid warming of the planet.
"It's outrageous that Trump, Bernhardt and the industry hacks inhabiting this administration are speeding the extinction of nearly 1,400 endangered species by refusing to take any action on chlorpyrifos."
This culture of access has had real environmental consequences.
"This is the Holy Grail ruling we've been after, especially with oil and gas."
"[The] agency must consider the cumulative impact of GHG [greenhouse gas] emissions generated by past, present, or reasonably foreseeable BLM lease sales in the region and nation.”
The invisible handshake between the Interior and extractive industries originated at its founding.
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