In this election, the presidential candidates also disagree on several key issues surrounding the oil and gas industry. President Trump is a supporter of traditional power sources such as oil and gas. During his time in office, he signed an order expanding offshore oil and gas drilling and allowed new leases for development on federal lands.
In contrast, Vice President Biden has been clear in his plans to disallow new leases for drilling on federal land. If elected, Biden would aim to create 250,000 new jobs plugging abandoned oil and natural gas wells. Biden also stands apart from several other Democrat leaders because he does not plan to ban fracking.
Read the full rundown of the candidates’ oil and gas policies here.