Biden to ban new gas and oil drilling on federal land - report

Tuesday, 26. January 2021 02:10

United States President Joe Biden will sign on Wednesday an executive order banning new oil and gas drilling on federal land, the New York Times reported.

Additionally, the president will require the government to conserve a third of all federal land and water by 2030, create a plan for reducing greenhouse emissions and issue a memorandum proclaiming climate change a national security priority, the news organization said.

Previously, on Inauguration Day, Biden barred Interior Department and other agencies' authority to issue drilling leases or permits for 60 days.

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