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Bernie Sanders Pushes Bill to Limit Fossil Fuel Extraction on Public Land

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders and fellow Democrat Senator Jeff Merkley unveiled a climate-change bill on Wednesday aiming to aggressively tackle oil, gas and coal extraction on federal public lands. The bill is expected to face fierce opposition in the Republicans controlled U.S. Congress and therefore is unlikely to become law.   Sanders intends to halt new leases for fossil fuel extraction on public lands and for offshore drilling in the Pacific and...

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