The U.S. Interior Department has approved a plan by Hilcorp Energy, one of the nation’s largest privately-held oil and gas companies, to drill for oil in the Beaufort Sea. If developed, the project, located six miles off the Alaskan coast, would be the first fossil fuel production facility in federal waters in the Arctic, fulfilling a Trump administration pledge to open more areas for offshore drilling.
Original Title: Trump Administration Approves a Plan to Drill for Oil in the Arctic
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