5 big questions about the new Biden plan for offshore oil and gas leases

By: - July 9, 2022 5:00 am
Waves lap on the Cook Inlet beach at Kenai on Aug. 14, 2018, with Redoubt Volcano looming over the opposite shore. The Cook Inlet region is teeming with renewable energy sources, including tidal and geothermal energy, experts say. (Photo by Yereth Rosen/Alaska Beacon)

Waves lap on the Cook Inlet beach at Kenai on Aug. 14, 2018, with Redoubt Volcano looming over the opposite shore. Just before the July 4 holiday, the federal agency that manages offshore energy development proposed a five-year plan that would clear the way for up to 10 new oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and one in the federal waters of Cook Inlet  — a significant decrease from the 47 lease sales proposed under a 2018 Trump administration draft plan. (Photo by Yereth Rosen/Alaska Beacon)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.

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