Interior’s offshore drilling plan blasted by both sides on U.S. Senate committee

Committee members argued about department’s recent 5-year proposal for Gulf of Mexico and off Alaska’s coast

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Cook Inlet is viewed from the Kenai shoreline on Aug. 14, 2018. Redoubt Volcano looms in the distance. (Photo by Yereth Rosen/Alaska Beacon)

Cook Inlet is viewed from the Kenai shoreline on Aug. 14, 2018. Redoubt Volcano looms in the distance. The Biden administration’s proposed five-year offshore oil leasing program envisions a 2026 sale in federal waters in the northern part of the inlet. (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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