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"Grim Prospects for Drilling on Arctic Leases Despite Trump Push"

"Donald Trump pushed through controversial oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as one of his last acts as president—but legal observers say the chance that oil development actually proceeds there is slim."

Source: Bloomberg, 01/21/2021

After Winning Most ANWR Bids, Alaska Agency Prepares To Assume Oil Leases

"The Alaska state agency that submitted most of the bids in a lightly attended auction for drilling rights in the Arctic Nationa"l Wildlife Refuge expects to have those leases in hand by next week, the organization’s executive director said on Wednesday."

Source: ArcticToday, 01/15/2021

"Sale of Drilling Leases in Arctic Refuge Fails to Yield a Windfall"

"In a blow to the Trump administration’s efforts to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to fossil fuel development, only half of the oil and gas leases offered for sale Wednesday received bids, and all but two of those came from the state of Alaska itself."

Source: NYTimes, 01/07/2021

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