High gas prices and oil industry lies

Mar 14, 2022

Gas prices are going crazy in much of the U.S. right now, and the oil and gas industry has been quick to blame President Joe Biden. It’s using the Ukrainian crisis—and the resulting global oil and gas shortage—to push for more leasing and less regulation on U.S. public lands. But is a lack of access to our public lands really behind rising gas prices? We put the question to Jenny Rowland-Shea, deputy director of public lands at the Center for American Progress, and Jesse Prentice-Dunn, our very own policy director, and they refute Big Oil’s claims using cold, hard leasing and permitting data.

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