"WASHINGTON — 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 ConocoPhillips’ big Willow drilling project by the Bureau of Land Management will allow three drill sites including up to 199 total wells. Two other drill sites proposed for the project will be denied. ConocoPhillips Chairman and CEO Ryan Lance called the order “the right decision for Alaska and our nation.”"
Matthew Daly and Chris Megerian report for the Associated Press March 14, 2023.
"Alaska’s Willow Oil Project Is Controversial. Here’s Why." (AP)
"Willow Project Approved By Biden Despite Mass Protest By Gen Z, Climate Activists" (Teen Vogue)