WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Department of the Interior, after a four-year environmental analysis, on Monday rejected a deal proposed by the state of Alaska and an indigenous group to swap 61,000 acres for conservation in exchange for the right to build an emergency road through a wildlife refuge.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said she sided with the conclusion of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reject the proposed land exchange and prevent the construction of a road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.
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WASHINGTON, Dec 20 (Reuters) – The U.S. oil industry’s
powerful lobbying arm said Friday it will push Congress and the
Obama administration to consider lifting a ban on crude oil
exports in the new year as domestic production is due to hit a
record in 2016.
U.S. crude oil exports are heavily restricted under a
forty-year-old policy that is no longer needed since the country
has transformed itself into a “global energy superpower,” the
American Petroleum Inistitute (API) said in a statement.