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Feds Block Offshore Arctic Drilling, Allow New Oil and Gas Leases in Gulf


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Feds Block Offshore Arctic Drilling, Allow New Oil and Gas Leases in Gulf

Center for Biological Diversity

WASHINGTON - A new offshore oil and gas plan from the U.S. Department of the Interior blocks two drilling leases in the Arctic, but allows a new lease in Alaska’s Cook Inlet and 10 new leases in the Gulf of Mexico over the next five years – a step that will worsen climate change by ensuring significant greenhouse gas pollution for the next 70 years.

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