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Federal Judge Cancels Biden Administration’s Largest-Ever Offshore Drilling Lease Sale

HeadlineJan 28, 2022

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has canceled oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico, ruling the Biden administration’s auction of 80 million acres last year failed to sufficiently account for the climate crisis. It’s a major victory for environmentalists who’ve been fighting what would have been the largest sale of offshore oil and gas leases in U.S. history.

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