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December 5, 2023

Judge rejects calls to halt winter construction of big Alaska oil project

By BECKY BOHRER
Associated Press

JUNEAU, Alaska — A federal judge in Alaska on Friday rejected requests from environmental groups to halt winter construction work for the massive Willow oil project on Alaska's North Slope while the groups' legal fight over the drilling project wages on.

U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason just last month upheld the Biden administration's approval in March of the ConocoPhillips Alaska project in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska and dismissed lawsuits brought by environmentalists and a grassroots Iñupiat group challenging Willow's approval.


 
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