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Biden immediately slams brakes on oil drilling in Arctic refuge

President Joe Biden imposed a “temporary moratorium” on all oil and gas leasing activities in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge shortly after taking office on Wednesday, citing the “alleged legal deficiencies underlying the program” and the inadequacy of a required environmental review.

Scientist resigns in tussle over release of National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska data

The magazine Mother Jones reports that a top scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey resigned late last year to protest what he saw as a threat to the agency’s scientific integrity just before the Geological Survey released a major assessment of how much oil and gas it believes is in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.

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