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Alaska

Biden administration takes another step toward advancing a controversial oil drilling project in Alaska | #alaska | #politics

CNN  —  The Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday advanced the controversial Willow oil drilling project on Alaska’s North Slope, releasing the final environmental impact statement before the project can be approved. The ConocoPhillips proposed Willow drilling plan is a massive and decadeslong project that the state’s bipartisan Congressional delegation says will create […]

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Biden is blamed for downturn in new oil drilling, but fossil fuel companies are the ones hitting pause | #alaska | #politics

CNN  —  OPEC+’s decision this week to slash oil production – and now the looming threat of higher gas prices – has pushed Republican rhetoric into familiar territory: President Joe Biden’s green policies are making Americans pay more at the pump. Republicans in Congress have slammed Biden’s attempts since he took office to curb new […]

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Senate approves treaty to combat climate change | #alaska | #politics

CNN  —  The Senate ratified an international climate treaty to phase out hydrofluorocarbons – potent greenhouse gases used in air conditioning and refrigeration. The vote was 69-27, with more than half of Republican senators objecting. In 2016, the United Nations struck an agreement known as the Kigali Amendment to the 1987 Montreal Protocol on Substances […]

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Interior Department cancels offshore oil and gas leases in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico | #alaska | #politics

CNN  —  The Biden administration announced Wednesday it would cancel three upcoming offshore oil and gas leases – two in the Gulf of Mexico and one in Alaska – over a lack of interest and delays. The cancellation of the previously planned Cook Inlet sale in Alaska, as well as the lease sales in the […]

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