Federal judge cites climate effect in canceling Gulf of Mexico oil and gas lease sale

By: - January 28, 2022 4:35 pm
An oil platform in the gulf of mexico

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management failed to consider the leases’ effect on foreign oil consumption, the judge wrote. (Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.