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Biden sets out oil, gas leasing reform, stops short of ban

The Biden administration has recommended an overhaul of the nation’s oil and gas leasing program to focus on areas that are most suitable for energy development and raise costs for energy companies to drill on public lands and water



A gloved hand holds a bird saved from an oil spill wrapped in a cloth.

California spill not the environmental disaster first feared

After a crude oil sheen was detected on the waters off the Southern California coast, environmentalists feared the worst. A week later, Orange County and its signature beaches have been spared a potentially calamitous fate, though the long-term toll on plant and animal life remains unknown.





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