Suit Filed to Stop 7 California Oil and Gas Leases
The Center and allies just sued over a sale of seven public-lands oil and gas parcels in Kern County, California, rushed through in the Trump administration's last weeks. These are the first parcels sold under Trump's flawed 2019 plan, which we also challenged, to open 1 million acres to drilling and fracking — a bad move for the climate, human health, and endangered species like San Joaquin kit foxes and California condors.
"Our public lands are meant for public benefit, not to churn out air pollution and greenhouse gases that harm us all," said Center lawyer Clare Lakewood. "The Biden administration needs to reverse these rushed, reckless industry handouts."