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Idaho judge voids nearly 1 million acres of oil and gas leases in sage-grouse habitat, overturns Trump policy limiting public input – The Washington Post

“Faster and easier lease sales, at the expense of public participation, is not enough,” wrote the judge, who reinstated previous requirements that call for a 30-day public comment and administrative protest period. Trump ‘Efforts to Serve Corporate Polluters’ Dealt Blow as Judge Vacates Oil and Gas Lease Sales on Nearly 1 Million Acres | Common […]

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Environmental groups give notice they’ll sue to protect Cook Inlet belugas from oil and gas operations

Going extinct for oil: “The groups contend that the agency’s authorization for Hilcorp Alaska to “take” marine mammals incidental to its oil and gas operations in Cook Inlet is harming whales…..”The tragic decline of these lovely little whales spotlights the risk of allowing oil exploration in their habitat,” said Julie Teel Simmonds, a Center for

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The Fate of 23.8 Million Acres of Arctic Wilderness Is in Jeopardy 1.5 million acres were leased for oil in 2019—with more planned in the future

Death by a thousand cuts: “According to a 2017 report from the University of Alaska, McDowell Group, 2 million barrels of oil were produced at Prudhoe Bay in 1977, and 12 years later, 500 million. “Today we are at one-quarter of that capacity (of 500 million barrels). That is the way of most industries.” This

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The Shutdown Is Over. Now Follow the Money.

When you have friends in high places…..“It is utterly immoral that the Trump administration treats one group, the fossil fuel industry, as more important as others,” added committee congressman Alan Lowenthal (D-CA). (…..approved 38 new permits for drilling and 15 new leases for oil during shutdown). Meanwhile, while oil and gas leases moved forward, including

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