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Nearly 200 Groups Urge No New Leases in Biden’s Five Year Plan

WASHINGTON – Community organizations across the country sent a letter to the Biden administration today demanding no new leases in the Interior Department’s Five Year Plan for offshore drilling as part of the program’s public comment period ending October 6. The… Read More

Court rejects Wyoming, industry challenge to Biden administration postponement of oil, gas lease sales

WASHINGTON, DC — A federal judge in Wyoming affirmed the Biden administration’s decisions to postpone oil and gas lease sales in early 2021, holding that the federal government has broad authority to postpone sales to address environmental concerns. In his ruling… Read More

Legal Agreements Block Drilling, Fracking Across 1 Million Acres in Central California

Groups and the Bureau of Land Management reached an agreement to suspend new oil and gas leasing across more than 1 million acres of public lands in California. Read More

Leading climate, conservation and Indigenous groups respond to draft supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on ConocoPhillips’ Willow Project

No single oil and gas project poses a greater threat to the Biden Administration’s climate and public lands protection goals than the Willow Project. Read More

Biden’s five-year drilling plan would exacerbate climate disaster

The DOI issued a draft five-year offshore oil and gas drilling plan, which is opposed by coastal communities and national climate groups. Read More

Biden Administration Holds First Public Lands Lease Sales

This action is in direct contradiction to Biden’s campaign promise to stop new oil and gas leasing on public lands. Read More

Groups sue Biden administration over Wyoming oil and gas lease sale

The Wilderness Society and FOE filed a suit over the Biden administration’s decision to offer 123 parcels of federal land for drilling. Read More

Report: Big Oil Makes Billions While Society Shoulders Staggering Costs of Public Lands and Waters Drilling

Friends of the Earth released an analysis on the true social cost of carbon if the Biden administration continues allowing Big Oil to drill. Read More

Coalition Delivers nearly 80K+ Comments to Bureau of Land Management at Rally To “Truly Honor Chaco”

While a 10-mile buffer is an important step toward permanent protection for the Greater Chaco landscape, fighting the climate crisis demands even bolder action. Read More

White House sued for lack of transparency around its leasing program

We demand to know why his administration's final fossil fuel leasing report failed to include climate impacts and bore little resemblance to the comprehensive review mandated by his own executive order. Read More