Weekly Analysis

Biden Drilling Plan Draws Dueling Fire, Highlighting ‘Political Gauntlet’

November 29, 2021
The Biden administration’s long-awaited report on federal oil and gas extraction policy is recommending steps that would increase the cost of drilling and limit access to some lands, drawing critiques from industry groups but also competing criticism from environmentalists who argue the plan does not adequately address climate change. The dueling reaction appears to have played a role in the Interior Department (DOI) releasing the 18-page report Nov. 26, the day after Thanksgiving, with groups on both sides agreeing that...

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