Biden Greenlights Oil Extraction in Alaska’s Arctic Circle with Willow Project Approval


The decision by President Joe Biden to approve the “Willow” oil extraction project in Alaska has been met with criticism from environmental groups. The project, led by ConocoPhillips, will be located within the Alaska National Petroleum Reserve on federal government public land. While the Biden government has only approved drilling in three areas for now, ConocoPhillips claims the project could create 250,000 jobs during its construction phase and generate between $8 billion and $17 billion in tax revenue. However, dozens of environmental groups have criticized the decision, citing concerns about the project’s impact on Alaska’s water and air, as well as its potential impact on animal migratory patterns. Despite the restrictions approved by the White House on oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean and Alaska’s North Slope, the “Willow” project remains unaffected.

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