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WH to cancel Alaska oil, gas leases from Trump administration

The government of United States President Joe Biden announced it will cancel the remaining seven oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska issued by former President Donald Trump's administration in January 2021 that were suspended in June that same year.

In addition, the US Department of the Interior also unveiled new measures to protect more than 13 million acres in the National Petroleum Reserve, also in Alaska. Today's actions "will help preserve our Arctic lands and wildlife, while honoring the culture, history, and enduring wisdom of Alaska Natives who have lived on these lands since time immemorial," the White House stated.

"With climate change warming the Arctic more than twice as fast as the rest of the planet, we must do everything within our control to meet the highest standards of care to protect this fragile ecosystem," US Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland said in a separate statement.

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