Tag: oil drilling
“Unfortunately, we now have to add to this burden that we cannot rely on some of our government officials entrusted to protect our public lands and interests.”
The losses are “a preview of the impacts of the inevitable decline of the oil and gas industry on a broad scale.”
Thousands of wells across the state, including near residential areas, have been left inactive for years and are in need of cleanup.
Louisiana still hasn’t finished investigating 540 oil spills after Hurricane Katrina. The state is likely leaving millions of dollars in remediation fines on the table — money that environmental groups say they need as storms get stronger.
“Expanding extraction of dirty fossil fuels on our public lands threatens the health of our communities and the future of our climate."
"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.”
After months of protest, the government scaled back its plans – at least temporarily.
Experts warn that the rush for new oil and gas drilling in 2018 will have consequences for the climate, but there are ways to slow it down – or even stop it.