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Thu Sep 7, 2023, 12:23 AM Sep 2023

Biden cancels Trump drilling leases in Alaska's largest wildlife refuge [View all]

Source: BBC

US President Joe Biden's administration has cancelled oil and gas leases in an Alaskan wildlife refuge.

The interior department said revoking the drilling leases granted under ex-President Donald Trump would preserve 13 million acres of wilderness.

But Mr Biden has not reversed his recent approval of an $8bn (£6.4bn) drilling project in the same region.

The refuge is home to grizzly and polar bears, caribou and migratory birds - and an estimated 11bn barrels of oil.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-66736453

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