Highlights Bill calls for regularly updated emissions reduction strategy Republicans say it ‘triples down’ on high energy costs Democratic US House members Sept. 20 sought another pause on federal oil and natural gas leasing to allow further analysis on the impact fossil fuel development on public lands and waters has on US’ ability to meet its emissions reduction goals. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Public lands and waters account for nearly a quarter of US annual carbon emissions from the coal, oil and gas extraction that occurs there. The Public Lands and Waters Climate Leadership Act of 2022, HR 8802, would require the Interior Department to manage public lands and waters with an eye on minimizing and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change. President Joe Biden has pushed to put the country on a path to cutting […]