The US Department of Interior suspended oil and gas leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge yesterday, pending new environmental review. The Interior Department order follows a temporary moratorium on oil and gas lease activities imposed by President Biden on his first day in office and effectively reverses a drilling program approved under the Trump administration.
Extra: Here’s the press release from the Interior Department.
The New Paper
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