The ongoing situation for 2021 in the U.S. appears to be Big Oil versus Biden, as once again major U.S. oil industry groups are suing President Biden for halting drilling auctions on federal lands this year. This has been a long-standing issue since President Biden’s inauguration, with Republican states and Big Oil fighting for their right to continue with new leases while oil and gas demand remain high, as Biden responds to the green policy promises from his election campaign. During the national election, Biden assured environmentalist voters that he would not be issuing new leases to oil and gas companies as part of his aim to make the U.S. carbon neutral and improve national efforts to halt climate change. In January, the newly elected president paused drilling auctions in order to review the environmental impact and value to taxpayers. However, the evaluation, which was expected to be completed […]