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Groups Sue Biden over Drilling Permits in New Mexico and Wyoming

HeadlineJun 17, 2022

In more climate news, a group of environmental organizations have sued the Biden administration over its issuing of more than 3,500 permits to drill for oil and gas on public lands in New Mexico and Wyoming. The lawsuit says the drilling could result in 600 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. Jeremy Nichols of the group WildEarth Guardians said, “The Biden administration is literally drilling away the climate.”

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