State sues over halt to ANWR lease activities


November 10, 2021

JUNEAU (AP) — The state corporation that paid $12 million in public funds for federal oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the final days of the Trump administration is suing federal officials over what it calls improper actions that are preventing activities on the lands.

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority alleges federal officials have overstepped the law in suspending lease-related activities.

The lease sale was held in January, shortly before President Joe Biden took office. Soon after taking office, Biden ordered a review of the controversi...

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