Alaska oil and gas lease draws criticism

April 1, 2015 1:32 PM

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Alaska oil and gas lease draws criticism

Lease from 2008 tied up in courts because of environmental criticism.

The federal government affirmed a 2008 lease sale for exploration in the Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska. The decision means the Department of Interior will begin formal reviews of exploration plans in the region, which will include an environmental analysis.

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