The Latest On: Climate Change
Brettny Hardy, Attorney, Oceans Program, Earthjustice: “The Louisiana order does not mandate that Interior hold this lease sale — it just forbids Interior from implementing a more general ‘pause on leasing. Nor does the order say Interior must hold the sale if doing so would violate other statutes — like the National Environmental Policy Act.”
Drew Caputo, VP of Litigation, Earthjustice: "The Biden administration has a real possibility to lead on climate, but it must be willing to move away from leasing out our lands and waters, and our future, to the oil and gas industry."
Drew Caputo, VP of Litigation, Earthjustice: “We’re talking about transitioning away from a fossil fuel economy, and they are selling a giant carbon bomb of a lease sale.”
Brettny Hardy, Attorney, Oceans Program, Earthjustice: "The sale is going to lock in [oil and gas] production for years to come. By that time, we need to be moving away from fossil fuels in order to survive. This lease sale is a really critical juncture and is sending us in the exact opposite direction."