Courts Slow Trump’s Agenda To Open Public Lands To Oil And Gas Drilling

"Soon after President Trump took office, the rush to open millions of acres of federal land to oil and gas drilling was on.

Under pressure from the industry, the number of acres offered for lease shot up, the time it took to process a permit application dropped, and lease sales became more frequent. The administration’s actions were everything oil producers had hoped for from the president’s agenda for U.S. “energy dominance.”

In the last year, however, federal judges have applied the brakes."

Anna M. Phillips reports for the Los Angeles Times March 13, 2020.

Source: LA Times, 03/19/2020