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Despite a Pledge to Ban It, Oil and Gas Permitting Is Up Under Biden | Audubon

--- Quote ---On the campaign trail, President Joe Biden made a bold promise to ban oil and gas permitting on federally owned land. Then, just days after taking office, he laid down a federal leasing moratorium, part of a set of sweeping executive orders on climate change.

The pause would give the administration time “to review and reset the oil and gas leasing program,” Biden said at the time.

How that program is run has big stakes for the climate; the U.S. Geological Survey estimates that roughly a quarter of all U.S. carbon emissions come from federal oil, gas, and coal extraction. As this week’s report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change makes clear, burning those fossil fuels has caused dangerous global warming, and the window to avoid catastrophic consequences is closing fast.

And yet, the White House is on pace to hand out more oil and gas drilling permits this year than any under President Trump and the most since George W. Bush left the Oval Office. The boom, first reported by the Associated Press, undercuts the president’s climate agenda and infuriates environmentalists demanding more aggressive action. It also exposes what activists say are fundamental legal and bureaucratic problems in the federal fossil fuel program that predate Biden by decades.
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Wait, you mean to tell me the system that is rigged to make sure the corrupt and treasonous asshole or the incompetent asshole who pledged to get us back to "business as usual" are our only options doesn't actually work for the people?

We are actually watching an act of global genocide of the aristocracy against the proletariat, and yet we still have a third of the nation, half of it's ruling party, arguing that the scientists are lying that it's even happening (as they watch their own country and the rest of the world burn to ash around them).

As for the other half, they promise that they will return us to what got us in this mess in the first place so things can go back to normal. Yaaaaaaaayyyy.

Even by dystopian standards our leaders are fucking garbage.

Draconic Aiur:
Well outright banning it will not solve the problem. Of course Biden lied about that because that would help kill the economy he's trying to save.


--- Quote from: Draconic Aiur on August 13, 2021, 03:40:17 PM ---Well outright banning it will not solve the problem.
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Yeah, but increasing pollution isn't going to solve the problem either, which is exactly what he is doing.

But...but he has an all-electric fleet.  That wouldn't be all for show, would it?


would it?


--- Quote ---The United Nations on Monday released a harrowing report saying some of global warming's effects will be "irreversible for centuries to millennia."

Two days later, President Joe Biden called for an increase in the production of fossil fuels to help with the economic recovery.
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--- Quote ---Biden continues to tout his infrastructure plan as a win for the climate, and when asked about Biden's OPEC-related comments during a press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said: "We know that they have supply that's available that can be accessed, and that's what we're really referring to here."
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