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Biden breaks oil promise: BBC News Review

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'No more drilling on federal lands, period'. That's what Joe Biden promised before he became president. Now, he's approved a major oil and gas drilling plan in Alaska.

The release of greenhouse gases over the 30-year project will be equivalent to adding two million cars to the road every year.

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Key words and phrases:

✔️ backing

* The public are backing the politician. She’s still popular despite the financial scandal.
* I'll always back you, don't worry.

✔️ stinging

* The football team lost in a stinging 7-0 defeat.
* Losing their singer was a stinging loss for the band.

✔️ in (the) face of
despite problems

* He was smiling, even in the face of failure.
* I laugh in the face of danger.

0:00 - Introduction
0:22 - Story
1:09 - Headline 1: How Biden Got From ‘No More Drilling’ to Backing a Huge Project in Alaska - New York Times
2:49 - Headline 2: AOC, top Democrats issue stinging rebuke of Biden over failed climate promises - Fox News
4:12 - Headline 3: White House approves Alaska oil project in face of climate criticism - The Financial Times
5:57 - Language summary

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