Trump administration wants to open up 82 percent of Alaska reserve for drilling

The Hill discusses how the Trump administration wants to open up 82 percent of Alaska reserve for drilling.

The Trump administration wants to open up 82 percent of an Alaska reserve for oil and gas leasing, it announced on Thursday.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) unveiled its plan for oil and gas leasing at the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska.

The plan would allow for 18.7 million acres of the approximately 23 million acre area to be leased to oil and gas companies.

 

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