They key is “change the way we manage our oil and coal resources.” That’s a reference to the enormous fossil fuel deposits located underneath federal land, mainly in the West. That land has historically been leased to oil, gas, and coal companies at relatively cheap prices. Environmentalists want it to stop.
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