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Trump-Era Oil & Gas Drilling Boom Continues Under Biden, Despite Campaign Pledge 

HeadlineDec 07, 2021

The Biden administration has accelerated the expansion of new oil and gas wells in the United States, issuing drilling permits on public lands at a faster pace than under President Trump. That’s according to a new report by Public Citizen, which found the Bureau of Land Management has approved an average of 333 oil and gas drilling permits per month under Biden — 40% faster than it did in the first three years of Trump’s presidency. This comes despite a campaign promise Biden made during a 2020 debate with Bernie Sanders.

Joe Biden: “No more drilling on federal lands, no more drilling, including offshore, no ability for the oil industry to continue to drill, period.”

Meanwhile, a new study finds the world’s biggest fossil fuel companies have made $174 billion in profits during the first nine months of 2021.

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