U.S. Lawmakers:  Plan To Drill In Alaska Petroleum Reserve Is ‘Unnecessary’

Mealey's (February 25, 2020, 2:00 PM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Seven U.S. senators, all of whom are Democrats, along with other lawmakers, on Feb. 20 sent letters to the Secretary of the Interior contending that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) revision of a plan that would open the National Petroleum Reserve (NPR) in Alaska to oil and gas drilling is “unnecessary and threatens to sacrifice the Reserve as part of a larger push by the Trump administration to recklessly sell off America’s Arctic for oil and gas development.”...

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