Administration Restricts Alaska Drilling and Mining

President Biden’s administration continues to pursue its conservation agenda.

The Department of the Interior (DOI) has designated millions of acres in Alaska off-limits for oil drilling and critical mineral mining.

President Joe Biden stated, “I am proud that my Administration is taking action to conserve more than 13 million acres in the Western Arctic and to honor the culture, history, and enduring wisdom of Alaska Natives who have lived on and stewarded these lands since time immemorial.“

He continued, “From safeguarding sacred lands near the Grand Canyon to protecting Alaskan treasures, my Administration has conserved more than 41 million acres of lands and waters.“

Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is opposed to the limits. She said, “When you take off access to our resources… when you say you cannot drill, you cannot produce, you cannot explore, you cannot move it, this is the energy insecurity we’re talking about. We’re still going to need the germanium, the gallium, the copper. We’re still going to need the oil. We’re just not going to get it from Alaska.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and members of his administration as they prioritize conservation over mineral and oil production.
  • For Senator Murkowski and her colleagues as they seek to promote and improve the economy of Alaska.

Sources: Politico, The White House


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