The Biden administration has approved the Willow Project — a plan by ConocoPhillips to drill for oil and gas across a vast expanse of Arctic tundra — despite a groundswell of public opposition, including more than 5.6 million letters sent to the White House and the Department of the Interior. (Source: For a president that campaigned on a pledge to ban new fossil fuel drilling on public land and has been hyper-focused on the effect of the climate crisis and the country’s clean energy transition, sources said the Willow decision was fraught within the Biden administration – even within the White House itself. (Source:

Environmental law group Earthjustice and law firm Trustees for Alaska filed the complaints against the Biden administration’s Department of Interior and its top officials, the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other federal agencies.

Earthjustice has much more information and a form for messages to the Biden Administration here. You can address both President Biden and Interior Secretary Haaland with these messages.


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