BLM will instead sell eight parcels of oil and gas leases on more than 4,000 acres in the southeast corner of Wyoming, not located in sage grouse habitat, through the online auction platform EnergyNet.
Democratic candidate Joe Biden has stated that he does not want to ban fracking outright. However, his climate plan includes banning new oil and gas permits on public lands
"I am not banning fracking. Let me say that again. I am not banning fracking, no matter how many times Donald Trump lies about me," Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said during a speech in western Pennsylvania on Aug. 31.