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A federal judge canceled major oil and gas leases over climate change

Added 01-28-22 01:07:01am EST - “The ruling revokes leases sold in the Gulf of Mexico, in the largest oil and gas lease sale in U.S. history. It says the Interior Department failed to consider the greenhouse gases it would produce.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “A federal judge canceled major oil and gas leases over climate change”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A man fishes near docked oil drilling platforms in 2020 in Port Aransas, Texas. A federal judge has revoked oil and gas leases sold in the Gulf of Mexico in November, saying the Interior Department did not take into account its impact on climate change. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

A man fishes near docked oil drilling platforms in 2020 in Port Aransas, Texas. A federal judge has revoked oil and gas leases sold in the Gulf of Mexico in November, saying the Interior Department did not take into account its impact on climate change.

Late last year, just days after pledging to cut fossil fuels at international climate talks in Glasgow, the Biden administration held the largest oil and gas lease sale in U.S. history.

Thursday a federal judge invalidated that sale in the Gulf of Mexico, saying the administration didn't adequately consider the costs to the world's climate.

The administration used an analysis conducted under former President Donald Trump that environmental groups alleged was critically flawed.

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