Washington, D.C. — Today, as the Biden administration starts the process of resuming oil lease sales in states across the U.S., government watchdog Accountable.US released the following statement calling on President Biden and his team to release the Interior Department’s long-awaited report on public lands leasing and reform the program to benefit taxpayers and the environment: 

“With the summer quickly coming to a close, the American people are still waiting on the Biden administration to release its public lands leasing report and chart a new course that puts taxpayers and the environment ahead of oil and gas company executives looking to line their pockets,” said Kyle Herrig, president of Accountable.US. “The slow pace of change on this critical issue is deeply troubling. If the administration is going to meet its conservation and climate goals, it needs to get moving and reform the public lands leasing program without further delay.”

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