Policy and Regulation, US

Biden’s approval of Alaskan oil drilling prompts environmental lawsuits

Demonstrators against the Willow Project outside the US Dept of the Interior, November 2022. The government now faces lawsuits (Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Sunrise AU)

Go-ahead for Willow project has potential to "undo the clean energy progress we’ve made" and threatens communities and wildlife, say environmentalists. The approval of ConocoPhillips’ $8bn Willow project in Alaska last week prompted two environmental lawsuits against the US government. Environmental campaigners – including the Natural Resources Defense Council and ...

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