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environment and natural resources

Alaska

EPA blocks mining project proposal that threatened Alaskan salmon | #alaska | #politics

CNN  —  The Environmental Protection Agency has blocked a controversial mining project set for development in Alaska over concerns about adverse effects on salmon fisheries in the area, according to a release from the agency. The announcement stops the Pebble Mine project, which would have become the largest copper, gold and molybdenum extraction site on […]

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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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