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No New Fossil Fuel Leasing: The Only Path to Maximizing Social Welfare in the Climate Change Era

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In Federal Lands and Fossil Fuels: Maximizing Social Welfare in Federal Energy Leasing, Prof. Jayni Foley Hein assesses inefficiencies in the federal fossil fuel leasing program that lead to the over-extraction of fossil fuels...

The Public’s Interest and Durable Management of Energy Development on Public Lands

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The United States owns, on behalf of all Americans, approximately 30% of the nation’s land, totaling more than 600 million acres. These lands are overseen by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the U.S. Department of the Interior (...

Federal Lands and Fossil Fuels: Maximizing Social Welfare in Federal Energy Leasing

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The externality costs of fossil fuel production—including pollution costs—are not accounted for under the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (Interior) coal, oil, and natural gas leasing programs. This results in fossil fuel production...

Interior’s Authority to Curb Fossil Fuel Leasing

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In his recent statements and testimony before the U.S. Congress, Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt has expressed doubt he has the legal authority to limit his unrelenting campaign to lease fossil fuels on America’s public lands...