President Biden Reapproves Alaska Willow Project

President Biden Reapproves Alaska Willow Project

March 14, 2023

On Monday, the Biden administration announced that the Alaska Willow Project will be moving forward. The 30-year-old oil drilling project has been tied up in the court system for years thanks to eco-left activists. We are glad the project has been approved and will move forward.  

Fox News reports, 

“The Department of Interior (DOI) approved three of the five drilling sites proposed by oil company ConocoPhillips as part of its Willow Project in the National Petroleum Reserve (NPR-A) located in North Slope Borough, Alaska. ConocoPhillips previously stated that, for the project to remain economically viable, the federal government would need to approve at least three of the sites.”

The Willow Project will not only bring numerous benefits to the state of Alaska but will also benefit the country. Tapping into our resources rather than relying on foreign oil will make the U.S. more secure and help lower energy prices. 

“Over its three-decade lifespan, Willow is projected to produce up to 614 million barrels of oil. In 2022, producers in the U.S. drilled for 4.3 billion barrels of oil on federal lands and waters.”

Power The Future Alaska State Director Rick Whitbeck discusses how the Willow Project will benefit Alaska,

“Now, Alaska can move ahead with a project that will employ over 2,500 people during construction, create more than 300 full-time jobs, and provide 180,000 barrels of oil a day down the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. With Willow, we celebrate science over fear-mongering, opportunity over obstructionism and America over OPEC.”