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President Joe Biden this week approved ConocoPhillips’ Willow oil project on Alaska’s North Slope. The approval came despite massive pressure from environmental groups, who see it as a black mark on Biden’s broader efforts to deal with climate change.
Meanwhile, Alaska political leaders — especially the state’s bipartisan congressional delegation — are celebrating Willow’s approval as a huge win.
Host Elizabeth Harball talks with ADN reporters Alex DeMarban and Riley Rogerson about how the Willow project became a national-level controversy and what may have led Biden to approve it.
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