Biden OKs Alaska oil project, draws ire of environmentalists
March 12, 2023
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday it is approving a huge oil-drilling project on Alaska's petroleum-rich North Slope, a major environmental decision by President Joe Biden that drew quick condemnation as flying in the face of his pledges to slow climate change.
The announcement came a day after the administration, in a move in the other direction toward conservation, said it would bar or limit drilling in some other areas of Alaska and the Arctic Ocean.
The approval of Conoco-Phillips' big Willow drilling project by the Bureau of Land Management will allow three drill...
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