By Alex DeMarban
Anchorage Daily News 

Opponents seek court order to halt work on ConocoPhillips Alaska oil project


March 22, 2023

Conservation groups have asked a federal judge for a preliminary decision to stop construction work this winter at the Willow oil field on Alaska’s North Slope, days after the Biden administration approved the $8 billion project.

ConocoPhillips had begun building an ice road but agreed to delay activity associated with gravel mining and road building — putting dozens of jobs on hold — while the court considers the request, according to paperwork filed in the case.

The Biden administration early last week approved the controversial project that would produce oil for three decades. Mult...

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