US has offered close to 378m acres of public lands and waters for oil and gas leasing since Trump took office through April 2019
Donald Trump’s leases of public lands and waters for oil and gas drilling could lead to the production of more climate-warming pollution than the entire European Union contributes in a year, according to a new report.
The Wilderness Society estimates heat-trapping emissions from extracting and burning those fossil fuels could range between 854m and 4.7bn metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, depending on how much development companies pursue.
Original Title: Trump drilling leases could create more climate pollution than EU does in a year
Full Text of the Original Article: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/16/trump-drilling-leases-pollution-eu-climate-change