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Department of Interior leasing policies responsible for one quarter of U.S. carbon emissions


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Department of Interior leasing policies responsible for one quarter of U.S. carbon emissions

WASHINGTON - An analysis completed by the Climate Accountability Institute for the Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth finds that federal leasing for oil, natural gas and coal authorized by the Department of the Interior is responsible for approximately one-quarter of U.S. fossil fuel emissions and 3-4 percent of global fossil fuel emissions between 2003 and 2014.

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