Oil Drilling Project Victory
March 14, 2023 | Alaska
The Biden administration has approved a major oil drilling project in Alaska known as Willow that will produce hundreds of millions of barrels of oil over the coming decades, a move that infuriated Democrats and climate activists who accused the president of undercutting his green agenda.
The Interior Department on Monday greenlit the $8 billion ConocoPhillips project that’s been in limbo for years, delivering a significant victory to the energy sector and Alaska’s congressional delegation, who say it will help blunt high energy costs in the years to come
Alaska’s three-member delegation — GOP Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, and Democratic Rep. Mary Peltola — lauded the decision. (Excerpt from Washington Times.)