Biden sets out oil, gas leasing reform, stops short of ban

  • U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland addresses a crowd Monday during a celebration at Chaco Culture National Historical Park in northwestern New Mexico. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Friday recommended an overhaul of the nation’s oil and gas leasing program to limit areas available for energy development and raise costs for oil and gas companies to drill on public land and water.