The Biden administration has canceled plans to auction off oil and gas drilling rights in three regions of the U.S. The decision will halt development affecting two parts of the Gulf Coast and roughly 1 million acres along the south coast of Alaska.
Climate justice groups welcomed the move but said more urgent action is needed. A member of the group Earthjustice told CBS News, “The scientists are telling us the time to shift from fossil fuel energy is not years from now. It’s today. We need to end offshore oil leasing.”
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