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Biden’s Interior Department temporary blocks drilling on public lands | TheHill – The Hill

The Interior Department took swift action to deliver on President…

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The Interior Department took swift action to deliver on President Bidens campaign pledge to block oil and gas drilling on public lands, freezing such leases for the next 60 days.
An order signed by Acting Secretary Scott de la Vega on Wednesday bars the department from pushing ahead with any new leasing or drilling permits. It also blocks any new major mining actions.
Bidens climate plan calls for banning new oil and gas permitting on public lands and waters, a pledge made by each Democratic candidate…

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