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Biden Proposes New Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling, Betraying Campaign Pledge

HeadlineJul 05, 2022

The Biden administration has unveiled a draft proposal to lease new oil and gas drilling rights in federal waters off the coasts of Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico. The Interior Department unveiled the plan just ahead of the July Fourth holiday weekend. It’s the third time since November the Biden administration has announced new oil and gas leasing plans on the Friday before a holiday. The climate watchdog group Oil Change International blasted the announcement as a “stark betrayal of President Biden’s climate promises and the communities who will suffer the brunt of this drilling. … Biden is choosing to stand with Big Oil and Gas rather than the voters who elected him and who overwhelmingly want a swift transition to renewable energy.”

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