COMMENT: A pause in US federal energy leases is the least of the fracking industry’s worries

By William Clarke
Published: Monday, 01 February 2021

US President Joe Biden’s first moves to reshape the country’s energy industry could have been a lot worse for the fracking sector, but the devil may be in the details.

The recent change in the government of the United States brought with it fears among the oil and gas industry that the former support from the White House would turn to regulation and restriction.

The governor of Texas is already threatening action to protect jobs in the state’s lucrative fracking...

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