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Alaska’s push to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge backfired. Here’s how.
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Alaska’s push to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge backfired. Here’s how.

Analysis: Congress’ action, spurred by U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, prompted conservation groups to launch a successful campaign to block big banks and insurers from backing drilling not just in the refuge, but anywhere in the Arctic.
Lawmakers push to ban Russian oil imports, amid White House resistance

Lawmakers push to ban Russian oil imports, amid White House resistance

Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill are pursuing the ban to punish Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, but the White House is opposed, warning of energy price spikes.
Biden to restore protections for Tongass National Forest in Alaska
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Biden to restore protections for Tongass National Forest in Alaska

Former President Donald J. Trump invited mining and logging to a vast wilderness of bald eagles, black bears and 800-year-old trees. President Biden is reversing course.
Biden plans to restore protections to Tongass National Forest stripped under Trump
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Biden plans to restore protections to Tongass National Forest stripped under Trump

The administration says it will “repeal or replace” the rule that opened up more than half of Tongass National Forest to logging.
Biden’s fossil fuel moves clash with pledges on climate change
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Biden’s fossil fuel moves clash with pledges on climate change

Over the past month the Biden administration has defended three significant oil and gas projects, raising concerns among environmentalists that climate policy is being undermined.

Sale of Arctic drilling leases draws an unusual taker. It may be the only one
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Sale of Arctic drilling leases draws an unusual taker. It may be the only one

With a deadline looming and weak interest from oil companies, the state of Alaska may step in and buy leases in the hope of reassigning them later. Some analysts saw that as a long shot.
Coal's clout could rise after Murkowski committee exit
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Coal's clout could rise after Murkowski committee exit

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski's expected departure as the Energy and Natural Resources Committee's top Republican, among other moves, could give coal lawmakers control of top environment panels.
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