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  • CoalPhoto of Fossil Fuels on Public Lands

    Fossil Fuels on Public Lands

    The federal government owns about 640 million acres of the total 2.3 billion acres of land in the United States. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which leases land to fossil fuel producers, oversees 700 million acres of subsurface minerals and 28.3 million acres of public land. These areas are meant to support multiple uses and sustained yields that match…

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  • CoalPhoto of Fossil Fuel Subsidies: The Big Picture

    Fossil Fuel Subsidies: The Big Picture

    Fossil fuels are just that: Products that fuel 96 percent of daily life by means of gasoline, natural gas, deodorant, clothes, dishwashers, etc (IAGC, 2019). Whether indirectly or through public funds, around the world, people are paying an immense amount for the use of these products.  Internationally, governments actively ensure the availability and viability of fossil fuels by lowering the…

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