There will be two lease sales in Anchorage on Wednesday. The state will announce the winning bids for its annual North Slope drilling lease sale in conjunction with a federal lease sale for drilling rights in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska.
The sales come three months after the U.S. Department of the Interior announced the land it’ll open for drilling in the NPR-A. The state of Alaska, North Slope Borough and the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation are lashing out against the federal plan.
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