Biden Moves Forward with CONTROVERSIAL Project
(RestoreAmericanGlory.com) – On Monday, the Biden administration gave its approval to oil company ConocoPhillips to move forward with the 30-year controversial drilling project in Alaska despite the protests from environmental and native groups.
While it was widely expected that the Biden administration would approve the Willow Project, the decision is still expected to draw the criticism of liberal and climate-minded individuals who were previously allied with Trump.
The decision document states that the project would produce 576 million barrels of oil and would release 239 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. Ann Alexander, a senior attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council stated prior to the project’s approval, that this project is the “largest single project” on federal lands and “It would be an enormous carbon bomb.”
Three drill sites have been approved for the project, while a fourth site has been rejected. With this change, there will be 6 percent less total oil production.
Prior to this announcement, on Sunday the Biden administration had announced restrictions on some of the other oil exploration in the area.
The Interior Department also issued a statement claiming that these actions had “substantially” reduced the project’s scale bringing it down from the five drill sites that had previously been approved by the Trump administration. The Trump administration had approved the Willow Project in 2020, however, a judge sent the approval back requesting that the Biden administration consider the project as the Trump administration environmental report had been inadequate.
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