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Federal Climate Review for Oil and Gas Leasing Again Falls Short

Nov. 13, 2020, 11:18 PM

Federal regulators failed to properly consider the climate impacts of oil and gas leasing in Wyoming, even after getting a second shot at the analysis, a federal court ruled Friday.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected the Bureau of Land Management’s latest environmental review for a swath of leases approved in 2015 and 2016—the latest in a series of court rulings that have faulted federal agencies for not adequately grappling with the greenhouse gas emissions associated with fossil fuel development.

“Having considered the record and relevant law, the Court concludes that BLM’s supplemental assessment does not...

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