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Alaskan Congressional Delegation Urges Biden To Re-Approve Willow Project


The troika of lawmakers from Alaska, Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AL) and Dan Sullivan, (R-AL), and Rep Mary Peltola (D-AL) have undersigned an op-ed published by CNN urging President Biden to re-approve the Willow oil project, which was blocked by the administration on environmental grounds..

  • The lawmakers claim the project has "broad support from Alaskans" and will provide economic and national security benefits.
  • The op-ed reads: "The Biden administration will soon make a final decision on a major oil drilling project in Alaska — the Willow Project. As the state’s congressional delegation — two Republicans and one Democrat — we represent Alaskans who are united in strong support of the project and urging its swift reapproval."
  • "We all recognize the need for cleaner energy, but there is a major gap between our capability to generate it and our daily needs... We need affordable energy today, and we will need it well into the future. And both are reasons why Willow matters…"
  • Operator ConocoPhillips estimates that Willow could produce 180,000 barrels of oil per day at its peak and ~600 million barrels over the life of the project.

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