HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Biden freezes Trump-era o...

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 09:51 AM

Biden freezes Trump-era oil and gas drilling leases in Alaska's Arctic wildlife refuge

Joe Biden freezes Trump-era oil and gas drilling leases in Alaska’s Arctic wildlife refuge

The Biden administration has reversed a Donald Trump-era drilling programme by suspending oil and gas leases in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

The order by interior secretary Deb Haaland follows a temporary moratorium on oil and gas lease activities imposed by President Joe Biden on his first day in office.

Mr Biden's January 20 executive order suggested a new environmental review was needed to address possible legal flaws in a drilling programme approved by the Trump administration under a 2017 law enacted by Congress.

After conducting a required review, the US Department of the Interior said it "identified defects in the underlying record of decision supporting the leases, including the lack of analysis of a reasonable range of alternatives" required under the National Environmental Policy Act, a bedrock environmental law.

The remote, 19.6 million-acre refuge is home to polar bears, caribou, snowy owls and other wildlife, including migrating birds from six continents.



This really is huge. Not only will this protect one of the earth's last wilderness ecosystems but that oil and
gas will stay in the ground and not be burned and turned into greenhouse gases in our atmosphere.

1 replies, 226 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 1 replies Author Time Post
Reply Biden freezes Trump-era oil and gas drilling leases in Alaska's Arctic wildlife refuge (Original post)
Botany Jun 2 OP
mopinko Jun 2 #1

Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 09:55 AM

1. seems big oil was too smart to bite.

anyone in their right mind knew they would never actually be allowed to drill.
even if biden had lost, it would be in the courts for years.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread