Biden OKs More Oil And Gas Drilling Permits On Public Lands Than Trump

"The Biden administration has approved more oil and gas drilling permits on public lands per month than the Trump administration did during the first three years of Donald Trump's presidency, according to an analysis shared exclusively with The Climate 202.

The report by Public Citizen, a liberal advocacy group, illustrates that President Biden has been slow to reverse Trump's fossil-fuel-friendly agenda, despite his campaign promise to push for “no more drilling on federal lands" because of climate change.

The analysis looked at data from the Bureau of Land Management, which processes applications for drilling permits on public lands."

Maxine Joselow reports for the Washington Post with research by Alexandra Ellerbeck December 6, 2021.

Source: Washington Post, 12/08/2021