“The comprehensive review of the federal fossil fuels programs is a long-needed step in the right direction,” said Erik Schlenker-Goodrich, executive director of the Taos, New Mexico-based Western Environmental Law Center. “Done right and coupled with investments in workers and front-line communities, it can spark a long-needed transition away from fossil fuels and towards a just, equitable, and climate-resilient economy where public lands serve as a cornerstone of climate resilience and conservation, not exploitation.”

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