WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden declared a extensive-ranging moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on U.S. lands and waters, as his administration moves immediately to reverse Trump administration insurance policies on power and the ecosystem and address local climate transform.
The transfer follows a 60-day suspension of new drilling permits for U.S. lands and waters announced last week and follows Biden’s campaign pledge to halt new drilling on federally managed land and drinking water as aspect of his approach to handle weather transform. The moratorium is supposed to make it possible for time for officials to overview the affect of oil and fuel drilling on the ecosystem and weather.
Environmental teams hailed the anticipated moratorium as the type of daring, urgent motion desired to slow local weather adjust.
“The fossil gasoline business has inflicted remarkable harm on the planet. The administration’s assessment, if carried out appropriately, will demonstrate that