“Our nation faces a profound climate crisis that is impacting every American. The Interior Department has an obligation to responsibly manage our public lands and waters – providing a fair return to the taxpayer and mitigating worsening climate impacts – while staying steadfast in the pursuit of environmental justice. This review outlines significant deficiencies in the federal oil and gas programs, and identifies important and urgent fiscal and programmatic reforms that will benefit the American people.” —Interior Secretary Deb Haaland

In Episode 231 of District of Conservation, Gabriella dives deep into the new Department of Interior report on the current federal oil and gas onshore and off-shore leasing program. She points out the similarities it has to the Obama administration’s War on Coal and regulations/statements issued that decimated the coal industry between 2008-2016. Plus, some good news about monarch butterflies. Tune in!

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Blood Origins Podcast | Deseret News Column

New Interior Dept. Oil and Gas Press Release | 18-Report

Executive Order 14008

WaPo: Proposed 18.75% oil and gas lease rate

Land and Water Conservation Fund – Offshore Oil and Gas Royalties

Obama’s 2008 coal comments to bankrupt the industry | Newsbusters Full Obama-SF Chronicle transcript

2016- Obama admin moratorium on federal coal leases x Sally Jewell’s comments

2012 – USA Today: Obama’s policies will raise coal prices

Natural Resources Republicans response to DOI report | Western Caucus statement on DOI report

Monarch Butterfly recovery – NPR


  • Gabriella Hoffman

    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