Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Biden: Biden administration approves Alaska oil drilling project – Usky News

Washington: The Biden administration on Monday approved a controversial oil drilling project in Alaska, defying pressure from environmentalists. north slope,
The Interior Department gave US energy giant ConocoPhillips the green light to drill for oil at three sites in the federally owned National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska’s Pristine West Territory. Arctic,
During the 2020 presidential race, Joe Biden vowed not to approve any new leases for oil and gas projects on federal lands and his administration has been criticized in recent days for not approving the so-called Willow project. There was enormous pressure from environmental groups.
Alaska lawmakers and other supporters of the project defend it as a source of several thousand jobs and a contributor to American energy independence, with production of 180,000 barrels of oil per day, or about 576 million barrels over 30 years.


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