BLM to offer entire coastal plain of ANWR for energy leases

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An 800,000-acre section of the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will be open to oil and gas leases, with the publishing of a final report from the Bureau of Land Management, it was announced today.

Today the Department of the Interior made available the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program.

The environmental analysis considers a range of alternatives in order to meet energy leasing provisions contained in Section 20001 of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (P.L. 115-97), signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017. 

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