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Trump's Interior Department is selling off the Arctic Refuge

Anchorage - The Trump administration announced Monday it would open up 1.5 million acres on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil and gas drilling.

Op-Ed: We must put a stop to oil drilling in the Alaska Arctic refuge

Anchorage - The U.S. Interior Department is determined to sell oil leases for the first time this year in the ecologically sensitive but presumably petroleum-rich coastal plain of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, according to the Trump administration.

Trump administration exempts Florida from offshore drilling

Washington - Under pressure from Republican Gov. Rick Scott, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday that he won’t allow offshore drilling in waters near Florida through 2024.

Senate rejects repeal of key Obama-era methane rule

In a surprise move today, three GOP Senators joined with Democratic Senators in rejecting a move to repeal the Obama-era methane rule limiting methane emissions from oil and gas drilling.

Has last California oyster cannery taken its last breath?

Washington, D. C. - California's last oyster cannery may just about be on its last breath Monday after the US Supreme Court refused to hear the operation's final challenge to an order to shut down.

Op-Ed: Bizarre tales of U.S. Interior Department agency gone feral

You don’t often see The New York Times trying so hard not to sound like The Sun. They do have an excuse: They were stuck with the facts. The Minerals Management Service agency, which handles $10 billion in revenue, was obviously feeling "newsy".

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