Articles from the November 23, 2022 edition

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  • Conoco wants to start work this winter on $8 billion North Slope project

    Alex DeMarban, Anchorage Daily News|Nov 23, 2022

    A top official with ConocoPhillips said the company expects to start working early next year on the $8 billion Willow oil prospect in Alaska, an effort that could lead to more than 2,000 construction jobs in the coming years. The project is located in the 23-million-acre National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska on the North Slope. The reserve is home to migratory birds, polar bears and calving grounds for the Teshekpuk Lake caribou herd. Willow could potentially produce 600 million barrels of oil over a 30-year life, according to estimates. Peak produ...

  • Federal agencies will resume study of restoring grizzlies to North Cascades

    Nicholas K. Geranios, The Associated Press|Nov 23, 2022

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Environmental groups have hailed a decision by the Biden administration to resume studying whether grizzly bears should be restored to the remote North Cascades mountains in Washington state. The National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said they would jointly prepare an environmental impact statement on restoring the endangered bears to the North Cascades ecosystem. Humans killed the bears off from the ecosystem long ago and restoration there will contribute to the general recovery of the endangered a...

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