Now that leases have been sold inside ANWR, will drilling actually happen? | Alaska Insight

After more than 40 years of fighting to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil development, Alaska’s congressional delegation saw its dream realized and then potentially dashed this week — all within about 24 hours.

Former commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Andy Mack and long-time oil industry observer and former federal coordinator for the Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects Larry Persily help break down what newly sworn-in President Joe Biden may mean for ANWR and other development plans in Alaska.