24 Aug, 23

U.S. Government Reduces Gulf Of Mexico Oil And Gas Lease To Save Whale Habitat

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The federal government has reduced the area to be offered in the next Gulf of Mexico oil and gas lease sale by 9% to safeguard the habitat of a rare whale species. The adjustment, which will see the Interior Department auction 67 million acres instead of 73.4 million acres, followed a legal settlement with environmentalists regarding the whale habitat, Bloomberg reports. The American Petroleum Institute was not happy with this and other changes. “While the Department of the Interior announced a much-needed offshore lease sale today, the Biden…

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