The Biden administration has revoked the remaining seven oil and gas leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, reversing sales made during the Trump era.
This move also proposes enhanced protections against development in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.
Earlier, the Biden administration had approved the Willow oil project, which could yield up to 180,000 barrels of oil daily.
While some critics praised the recent announcement, they believe more actions are needed.
The decision has faced backlash from Alaska’s Republican governor and some Democratic lawmakers, emphasizing the economic significance of oil development in the region.