Biden Halts Oil, Gas Leases Amid Legal Fight On Climate Cost

MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

Originally Published: February 22, 2022 2:04 p.m.

A flare burns natural gas at an oil well Aug. 26, 2021, in Watford City, N.D. The Biden administration is delaying decisions on new federal oil and gas drilling and other energy-related actions after a federal court ruling blocked the way officials were calculating the real-world costs of climate change. (Matthew Brown/AP, File)

A flare burns natural gas at an oil well Aug. 26, 2021, in Watford City, N.D. The Biden administration is delaying decisions on new federal oil and gas drilling and other energy-related actions after a federal court ruling blocked the way officials were calculating the real-world costs of climate change. (Matthew Brown/AP, File)

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