A Cleaner Future for Energy on Federal Lands Webinar

By Megan E. Jenkins Eli Dourado Tate Watkins Eric Edwards

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One of the first things President Biden did when he assumed office was issue an executive order placing a moratorium on the sale of any new leases for oil and gas on federal land—at least until the Department of the Interior completes a review of climate impacts. What does that mean and how will it affect our national parks and lands?

In this webinar, we hear from Tate Watkins from the Property and Environment Resource Center about the impact of reduced funding for conservation and recreation programs. Next, North Carolina State Professor Eric Edwards discusses how reforming the National Environmental Policy Act could affect the future of energy on public lands. Finally, CGO’s Eli Dourado examines how renewable energy sources like advanced geothermal could help produce clean energy on federal lands. This Webinar was recorded on March 10th, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET.

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