Biden: Biden administration approves Alaska oil drilling project

WASHINGTON: The Biden administration, fending off pressure from environmentalists, on Monday approved a controversial Alaska oil drilling project North slope.
The Department of the Interior has given the green light to US energy giant ConocoPhillips to drill for oil at three sites in the federally owned National Petroleum Reserve in pristine western Alaska. Arctic.
During the 2020 presidential race, Joe Biden had pledged not to approve new leases for oil and gas projects on federal lands and his administration had come under intense pressure from environmental groups in recent days to not endorsing the so-called Willow Project.
Alaska lawmakers and other supporters of the project champion it as a source of thousands of jobs and a contributor to US energy independence, with production of 180,000 barrels of oil a day at its peak. i.e. some 576 million barrels over 30 years.


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