Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 6, 2021

Biden Administration Pauses Federal Fossil Fuel Leasing & Commits to Land Protection

from Los Padres ForestWatch

Washington, DC – Today, the Biden administration signed an executive order that places a moratorium on new leasing of federal land and mineral estate for fossil fuel extraction pending a comprehensive review of the federal leasing program. The order would halt new leasing for oil and gas drilling and fracking on national forests, parks, monuments, wildlife refuges, and other federal public lands. The order includes Los Padres National Forest and Carrizo Plain National Monument, already impacted by federal oil development, as well as the 1.2 million acres of land and mineral estate across the Central Coast that the Bureau of Land Management began leasing for oil drilling and fracking in December.

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