“In a setback for President Joe Biden’s efforts on climate change, a federal judge in Louisiana on Tuesday blocked the administration’s temporary ban on new leases to drill for oil and gas on public lands and ordered that lease sales continue. The Interior Department said it would “comply with the decision,” signaling that lease sales to drill in Alaska and in the Gulf of Mexico will likely resume — at least for now.” – NBC News

In Episode 188 of District of Conservation, Gabriella recaps her time at POMA Business Conference and celebrates the end of the Brood X cicada hatch. Also, she touches on headlines you may have missed: 

Federal judge blocks Biden’s ban on leases for drilling on public lands (NBC News) | January 20th, 2021 Executive Order 

Bird law complicates Biden’s offshore wind push (E&E News) | Virginia wind turbine scandal


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  • Gabriella Hoffman is a Media Strategist and Award-Winning Outdoor Writer. She hosts the "District of Conservation" podcast and CFACT's original YouTube series "Conservation Nation." Learn more about her work at www.gabriellahoffman.com