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Court Cites Debunked, Industry-Backed Study to Block Biden’s Oil and Gas Leasing Pause

WASHINGTON -

This week, a federal court put a hold on the Biden administration’s temporary pause on new public lands oil and gas leases—a policy intended to combat climate change and reverse some of the most harmful climate policies of the Trump administration.

But new research from Accountable.US shows that the court’s ruling was based on a widely debunked study written by oil industry insider Timothy Considine, a longtime consultant for the oil and gas industry—including the environmentally hostile American Petroleum Institute.  
 
“This decision is a slap in the face not only to scientists, but all Americans working to protect public lands and fight climate change," said Kyle Herrig, president of Accountable.US. “The oil and gas leasing pause is a key part of President Biden’s efforts to turn the page on the Trump administration’s disastrous climate policies and start taking public land stewardship and our climate seriously. Relying on oil and gas industry talking points to guide climate policy is a surefire way to ensure that change doesn’t happen.” 
 
See HERE for more background on Considine and his history working on behalf of Big Oil and Gas. 

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