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Federal judge throws out oil lease sale in Gulf of Mexico. Here's why.

Jan 28, 2022 View Original Article
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    14% Somewhat Conservative

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    -32% Medium Liberal

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    -19% Negative

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

58% : The so-called "Build Back Better" plan contains $550 billion in spending and tax credits aimed at promoting clean energy.
46% : More: A massive oil spill helped one Louisiana billionaire avoid paying income tax for 14 yearsEnergy companies including Shell, BP, Chevron and ExxonMobil offered a combined $192 million for drilling rights on federal oil and gas reserves in the Gulf of Mexico in November.
40% : More: Oil industry and Biden administration clash over latest proposalsEnvironmental reviews of the lease auction -- conducted under former President Donald Trump and affirmed under Biden -- reached the unlikely conclusion that extracting and burning more oil and gas from the Gulf would result in fewer climate-changing emissions than leaving it.
24% : A federal court has rejected a plan to lease millions of acres in the Gulf of Mexico for offshore oil drilling, saying the Biden administration did not adequately take into account the lease sale's effect on planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, violating a bedrock environmental law.

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