Interior finalizes plan to open 80 percent of Alaska petroleum reserve to drilling|The Hill

The Trump administration on Monday finalized plans to open more than 80 percent of Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve (NPRA) to oil drilling, pushing ahead over objections from environmentalists who have already challenged the plans in court. 

The decision from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) opens more than 18 million acres to oil and gas drilling, including scaling back protected areas designed to be off-limits to development.

— Read on thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/532570-interior-finalizes-plan-opening-80-percent-of-alaska-petroleum

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