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Group: Biden’s Climate Legacy at Risk If He Approves Massive Willow Oil & Gas Project in Alaska

HeadlineJul 11, 2022

Environmental and Indigenous groups are expressing concern the Biden administration may approve a massive oil and gas development in northern Alaska known as the Willow project. On Friday, the Biden administration issued a new environmental analysis for ConocoPhillips’s multibillion-dollar plan. One key backer of the project, Alaska Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski, said she hopes construction can begin this winter. Kristen Miller, conservation director of the Alaska Wilderness League, said, “If approved the Willow project would be bigger than any other proposed oil and gas project on our nation’s public lands, and it poses an unparalleled climate and biodiversity threat that puts President Biden’s climate legacy at risk.”

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