The Beadon administration has announced that it will suspend The right to drill arctic oil Sold in the last days of Donald Trump’s presidency, it overturned the previous White House signature policy and put a victory in the hands of environmentalists.
On his first day as president, Joe Biden instructed the Department of the Interior to review the activities of the Arctic National Wildlife Refugee Oil and Gas, one of the largest regions of the U.S.-inspired wilderness. Licenses will remain closed for environmental and legal review, the department said Tuesday.
It said it had identified flaws in the underlying record of the decision to support the lodges required under the National Environmental Policy Act, a decades-old law required under the National Environmental Policy Act, marking environmental norms.
To address four years of inaction on climate change, Beadon outlined multiple steps to restore America’s status as a leader on environmental issues. These include rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement and revoking permits for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, announcing plans. Half of the greenhouse gas emissionsIntegrate climate risks into the financial system by 2030.
Oil companies and Republicans have long sought to exploit oil-rich Arctic national wildlife refugees, more than 19 million acres where endangered polar bears, caribou and other wildlife habitats and indigenous Guich’in communities are considered sacred.
Following the Trump administration’s decision to sell licenses in January against opposition from workers, White House National Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy called the move “an important step” in fulfilling Biden’s promise to protect the shelter.
The Biden administration has also promised to end new oil and gas leases on federal land, a sharp departure from the Trump era when environmental regulations and restrictions on energy producers were lifted.
Despite environmentalist, large investor and public reactions, Trump sought to open part of the shelter – about 1.5 million acres off the coast – as part of a groundbreaking plan to encourage more fossil fuel production in the United States.
Local officials oppose Biden’s move, saying it is a major blow to the regional economy and an industry on which Alaska relies heavily.
“Our leases for oil and gas are legal and cannot be transferred by the federal government,” said Republican Gov. Mike Dunley. “I oppose this attack on the Alaskan economy and will use all means necessary to undo this huge federal oversight.”