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Destructive Alaska Oil Expansion Has No Place in Energy Future

The Biden administration is expected to take a step toward a massive expansion of oil drilling on Alaska’s Western slope, according to media reports, with the imminent release of a final environmental impact statement on ConocoPhillips’ destructive Willow project.

Manish Bapna, president and CEO of NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), made the following statement:

“The administration’s own findings make clear this project is a carbon bomb. It has no place in our energy future. It should be denied.

“We can’t keep drilling to the ends of the Earth while a runaway climate crisis ravages our world. We can’t keep rubber-stamping projects that lock our children into decades more dependence on destructive fuels. We can’t keep dismissing sound science.

“The administration needs to draw a line in the tundra, hold the line on carbon pollution, and speed the shift to cleaner, smarter ways to power our future.”

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