Zinke announces new US lease sale

By Staff reporter 7 March 2017

Ryan Zinke, recently nominated as US secretary of the interior, has announced Proposed Lease Sale 249.

The licensing round will offer 29.5 million hectares offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration and development.

“Opening more federal lands and waters to oil and gas drilling is a pillar of [US] President [Donald] Trump’s plan to make the United States energy independent,” Zinke said in a release. “The Gulf is a vital part of that strategy...

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