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Democrats Send Flurry Of Mixed Messages On Oil, Gas Production In Just 24 Hours

– Democrats and White House officials have pushed for both greater domestic fossil fuel production and less reliance on fossil fuels over the last 24 hours.
– President Joe Biden announced a deal with the European Union on Friday morning to export an additional 15 billion cubic meters of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to member nations in 2022.
– But Biden noted at a press conference that the deal called for “reducing Europe’s demand for gas overall,” even as the plan itself forecasted greater LNG exports to the continent.

Amazon rainforest reaching tipping point, researchers say

The Amazon rainforest is moving towards a “tipping point” where trees may die off en masse, say researchers.

A study suggests the world’s largest rainforest is losing its ability to bounce back from damage caused by droughts, fires and deforestation.

Large swathes could become sparsely forested savannah, which is much less efficient than tropical forest at sucking carbon dioxide from the air.

The era of new drilling in the Gulf of Mexico may be over for good

A US federal judge invalidated more than 80 million acres of offshore oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico on Jan. 27. The leases were sold in November to oil majors Shell, BP, Chevron, and Exxon at an auction that raised the hackles of environmentalists because president Joe Biden had previously promised to end new drilling on federal land as a core tenet of his climate change strategy