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To Secure Climate Legacy, say Groups, Obama Must End Offshore Drilling Leases


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To Secure Climate Legacy, say Groups, Obama Must End Offshore Drilling Leases

Jon Queally, staff writer

Demanding the Obama administration align its commitments under the Paris climate agreement with its stated emission-reduction goals, dozens of environmental, indigenous and coastal conservation organizations throughout the country filed a legal petition on Tuesday calling for the end of new offshore oil and gas leases in all federally controlled oceans, including areas in the Arctic, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico.