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Trump Admin Steps Up Pace On First Oil Lease Sale In Alaskan Arctic, Enviros Cry Foul

The Department of Interior is fast-tracking plans to sell oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Reuters reported Friday. “That lease sale will happen in 2019,” Joe Balash, the assistant interior secretary for lands and minerals management, told an oil industry conference Thursday in Alaska. The vast area, home to caribou and polar bears, was off-limits to oil and ...

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One Question Remains As The US Moves Closer To Drilling In ANWR: How Much Oil Is There?

ANWR could hold massive amounts of oil and natural gas, but findings from the only well drilled in the refuge have been kept secret for decades. The New York Times recently reported the test well findings were disappointing, but experts say one test well doesn’t tell the whole story. “I know for a fact it’s an oily area,” said a ...

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Trump Administration Postpones ANWR Meetings As Lisa Murkowski Calls For Shutdown To End

The Trump administration postponed eight public meetings scheduled over plans to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil and gas drilling. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) did not say why the meetings were postponed, and the agency did not respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment. Meetings slated to take place in Anchorage, Arctic ...

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Trump Unveils Proposal For Oil And Gas Drilling In ANWR

The Interior Department released its draft proposal to open ANWR to oil and gas exploration. President Trump signed tax cut legislation in 2017 to open ANWR’s coastal plain to drilling. Environmentalists lobbied to keep drilling out of ANWR for decades. The Trump administration on Thursday put forward a draft proposal to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil ...

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