Hillary Clinton said that banning fossil fuel extraction on public lands is a ‘done deal,’ the Hill reported.
After Thursday night’s Democratic debate in New Hampshire, an activist with the green group 350 Action asked Clinton whether she would support banning hydraulic fracturing if she were elected.
While Clinton said the president doesn’t have the authority to do that, she did say that supporting a ban on fossil fuel extraction on public lands was a done deal.
“President Obama’s Interior Department in January said it would halt new leases for coal mining on federal land while it figures out how to account for climate change-related costs associated with burning coal,” states the article. “Obama and Clinton, however, have so far resisted calls to ban all fossil fuel extraction on federal land.”
“Bernie Sanders, Clinton’s opponent in the Democratic presidential primary, introduced a bill last fall to do just that, a cause supported by an environmentalist movement to “keep it in the ground,” the article states.