Federal appeals court rejects Alaska offshore drilling plan
December 10, 2020
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal court blocked an Alaska offshore drilling prospect, while the Trump administration announced plans to auction drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal plain.
An appeals court on Monday overturned approval for the Liberty Project, a Hilcorp Alaska LLC offshore drilling prospect located in the Beaufort Sea, Alaska Public Media reported.
The government granted the Liberty Project approval in Oct. 2018 to become the first oil and gas production well in federal Arctic waters.
But the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday agreed with...