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The Biden administration will block new oil and gas leasing on 13 million acres in Alaska's federal petroleum reserve to protect wildlife like caribou and polar bears.

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Biden administration restricts oil and gas leasing in 13 million acres of Alaska’s petroleum reserve

The Biden administration said Friday it will restrict new oil and gas leasing on 13 million acres (5.3 million hectares) of a federal petroleum reserve in Alaska to help protect wildlife such as caribou and polar bears as the Arctic continues to warm.

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