Biden Admin Halts Federal Leasing of California Land. What Does this Mean for Santa Barbara?

text by KCSB External News Director

16 February, 2021

Under the Trump administration, the Bureau of Land Management opened up 1.2 million acres California land for oil and gas leasing. The new Biden administration, however, halted federal leasing until further assessment is done. KCSB’s Kathryn Foster sits down with Rebecca August, Director of Advocacy at Los Padres ForestWatch, to talk about the effects of this action by Biden and what it means for open spaces in Santa Barbara and the Central Coast.

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