“The Bureau of Land Management faces a critical opportunity for meaningful review of the federal oil and gas program to place climate, conservation, and environmental justice values on equal footing with the oil and gas industry,” said Melissa Hornbein, senior attorney at the Western Environmental Law Center. “Federal fossil fuels constitute a whopping 20% of U.S. climate emissions. Yet, while calling for climate solutions, the Biden administration has worsened the climate problem by breaking federal oil and gas production records set during the frenzied fossil fuel free-for-all under President Trump.”

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