Coal moratorium turns spotlight to oil, gas leases

Climate Central: Emboldened by the Obama administration's pause on federal coal leasing, activists and scientists are now urging the government to bring federal oil and gas leasing in line with U.S. climate policy before the president leaves office next January. The federal coal leasing moratorium announced in January marks a major turning point in the federal fossil fuels leasing program because it shows the government is willing to take steps to keep some fossil fuels in the ground as a way to address climate......

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