Trump’s Broad Oil Plan for Arctic Reserve Will Get Second Look

Sept. 8, 2021, 3:50 AM

The Biden administration said Tuesday it will reconsider the environmental analysis that underpinned a Trump-era decision to open wide swaths of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska for oil development.

  • The move paves the way for a possible decision to reject or modify the integrated activity plan adopted by the Trump administration on Dec. 31, 2020, which allowed oil and gas development across 18.6 million acres of the reserve -- about 7.6 million more than previously available
  • The Interior Department said it would reevaluate the June 2020 environmental impact statement on the plan in filings with an Alaska-based U.S. district court on ...

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