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  • The U.S. Interior Department announced this month that oil and gas leasing will resume on federal lands. It’s the latest update in a legal tug-of-war between the Biden administration and the fossil fuel industry over the president’s pause on the federal leasing program, which he enacted almost immediately after taking office. Regardless of who the courts end up siding with, though, many advocates across the west say the entire system of federal energy development is in desperate need of reform. Will Walkey from KHOL in Jackson, Wyoming has more.