If the repeal goes through, the leases would be canceled immediately with payments returned to the companies that won the leases.
Alaska Congressman Don Young voted against the bill. On the House floor, he told ANWR drilling opponents, “You’re wasting our time.”
On Thursday, the Trump administration took one of the last steps to allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Richard Glenn is an inconvenient truth for opponents of drilling in the Arctic Refuge. He presents a challenge to a prevalent narrative in Washington, D.C., that Native people oppose development in the Arctic.
Until recently, Gwich’in tribes were on the winning side of the battle over drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Then, in late 2017, Congress opened the coastal plain to oil development.
The U.S. Interior Department is re-evaluating the management plan for the reserve, aiming to open up land that’s currently off-limits to oil leasing.
The U.S. House has passed the Senate’s budget resolution, and with it the seeds of legislation that could open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. The resolution itself has no force of law but it tells committees in the House and Senate to draw up a bill that includes tax cuts.
The effort to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling made a baby step forward Wednesday in the Senate, with the debut of a Republican budget plan in a committee.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Wednesday failed to land her first counterpunch at the Obama administration’s new Arctic conservation policies.
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