"Biden Admin Signals Support for Controversial Alaska Oil Project"

"The administration issued an environmental review that represents a key step toward starting the Willow project. Opponents say drilling would violate Biden’s pledge to rein in fossil fuels."

"WASHINGTON — The Biden administration took a key step toward approving a huge oil drilling project in the North Slope of Alaska, angering environmental activists who said allowing it to go forward would make a mockery of President Biden’s climate-change promise to end new oil leases.

The ConocoPhillips project, known as Willow and located in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska, was initially approved under the Trump administration and was later supported by the Biden administration but was then was blocked by a judge who said the environmental review had not sufficiently considered its effects on climate change and wildlife.

On Friday, the Biden administration issued a new environmental analysis."

Lisa Friedman reports for the New York Times July 8, 2022.


"Administration Weighs Options For Alaska Drilling Project That Would Produce 629M Barrels Of Oil"
 (The Hill)


Source: NYTimes, 07/11/2022