Trump administration shelves more oil and gas lease sales

Trump administration shelves more oil and gas lease sales
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  • calendar-gray 02 June 2020

The Trump administration has backed off its regular oil and gas lease sale schedule, postponing at least two auctions that had been set for later this month after delaying a major sale in New Mexico in May, according to an official web site. 

The moves mark a shift for the U.S. Department of Interior, which had proceeded with a slew of oil and gas lease sales on public lands earlier this year as the outbreak of the coronavirus caused energy prices to crash. 

Drilling on federal lands is a crucial part of President Donald Trump’

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