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22 Lawmakers Call on Biden to Block Willow Project Oil and Gas Development in Alaska

HeadlineMar 06, 2023

Nearly two dozen lawmakers are calling on President Biden to reject a massive oil and gas development in northern Alaska known as the Willow project. The project was initially approved by President Trump in 2020 and would have allowed ConocoPhillips to extract over 100,000 barrels of oil a day for the next 30 years. The project was halted by a federal judge in 2021 after environmental and Indigenous groups sued. Since then, the Biden administration has been considering a scaled-down plan, and a final decision is expected within days. In a letter sent to President Biden Friday, 22 members of the House and Senate wrote, “No version of the Willow Master Development Plan is consistent with your commitments to combat the climate crisis and promote environmental justice.”

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