US President Donald Trump’s administration was working to allow energy exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for the first time in more than three decades, the media reported.
In a memo dated August 11, US Fish and Wildlife Service Acting Director James Kurth directed the agency’s regional director for Alaska to get rid of the time constraints listed in a rule that allowed exploratory drilling in the refuge between October 1, 1984 and May 31, 1986, The Hill magazine reported citing The Washington Post.
“When finalised, the new regulation will allow for applicants to (submit) requests for approval of new exploration plans,” the memo said. Read More…
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