oil and gas leasing

A federal judge ruled that the Biden administration did not properly account for climate effects when it auctioned off millions of acres in the Gulf of Mexico.
Environmentalists are accusing the president of breaking a campaign promise to ban new federal fossil fuel leasing. The administration says its hands are tied.
The effort included helping draft a letter in which Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) pushed back against the administration's pause on new oil and gas leasing.
The announcement is a big win for coastal communities and environmental groups.
The oil and gas industry has a long history of resisting public accountability and protective standards, and generally avoiding tough questions about its practices and attacking its critics.
All the renewable energy in the world can't and won't make up for the fact that unless Colorado starts cutting back on coal burning, greenhouse gases are going to keep climbing.