Biden will suspend review of the federal government’s new oil and gas lease

Biden will suspend review of the federal government’s new oil and gas lease
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WASHINGTON – President Biden plans to end the new federal oil and gas leasing on Wednesday, people familiar with the matter said, setting up a confrontation with the oil industry over the future of US energy.

Biden’s government has been drafting a moratorium order while it is conducting a review of the federal oil and gas leasing program, which may be a first step towards its election promise to end future leases. The ordinance is expected to be included in a government package of measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote land protection.

As a candidate, Mr. Biden had said he would push the country to “transition away from …

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