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Biden Approves Massive ConocoPhillips Oil & Gas Project in Alaska

HeadlineMar 13, 2023

The Biden administration said Sunday it will bar future oil and gas leasing for 3 million acres of federal waters in the Arctic Ocean and will limit drilling in a further 13 million acres in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska’s North Slope. The announcements came as the White House approved the Willow project, an $8 billion ConocoPhillips oil and gas development in northern Alaska. On Friday, the White House had denied reports the administration is prepared to greenlight the project, saying no final decision has been made. Indigenous and environmental groups have been fighting the project for years.

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