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Joe Biden speaks about climate change and wildfires affecting Western states during a speech in Wilmington, Del., on Sept. 14. Although the president-elect has promised an ambitious agenda to tackle climate change, few expect a death knell for the oil industry. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Why The Oil Industry Doesn't Fear Biden

President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to tackle the climate crisis. Nonetheless, the oil and gas industry is reacting with a surprising amount of optimism.

If selected and confirmed as President-elect Joe Biden's interior secretary, New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland, seen here on Capitol Hill in September, would be the first Native American Cabinet secretary in U.S. history. Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Green New Deal Network hide caption

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Rep. Haaland: Cabinet Pick 'Would Mean A Lot To Indian Country'

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"There's this sense that decisions about the pandemic are being made in cities and kind of imposed on rural spaces," said Kathy Cramer, an expert on the rural-urban divide at the University of Wisconsin. JamesBrey/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden's Win Shows Rural-Urban Divide Has Grown Since 2016

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Joe Biden speaks about climate change and wildfires affecting Western states during a speech in Wilmington, Del., on Sept. 14. Although the president-elect has promised an ambitious agenda to tackle climate change, few expect a death knell for the oil industry. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Why The Oil Industry Doesn't Fear Biden

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, shown here earlier this month, has reportedly visited Saudi Arabia. Maya Alleruzzo/AP hide caption

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Israeli Prime Minister Secretly Flew To Saudi Arabia, Israeli Media Reports

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