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Why Global Citizens Should Care. Although the US is producing more oil than it ever has before, the Bureau of Land Management has approved hundreds of oil and natural gas leases on previously protected public lands in recent years. The United Nations calls on countries to phase out fossil fuels, and this lawsuit could accelerate progress toward that goal. You can join us in taking action on this issue here . A United States federal judge ruled on Tuesday that hundreds of drilling projects across 300,000 acres of public land in Wyoming have to be halted until the government performs a comprehensive review of how the fracking sites will impact climate change. The plaintiffs in the case argue... Full story

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