U.S. to Lease Alaskan Petroleum Reserve The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to lease vast stretches of land in Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve to the oil industry. The area to be leased is 120 miles away from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It was originally set aside as an oil reserve for the U.S. Navy, but it has yet to bring a single barrel of oil to market. NPR's Elizabeth Arnold reports.
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U.S. to Lease Alaskan Petroleum Reserve

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U.S. to Lease Alaskan Petroleum Reserve

U.S. to Lease Alaskan Petroleum Reserve

U.S. to Lease Alaskan Petroleum Reserve

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The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to lease vast stretches of land in Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve to the oil industry. The area to be leased is 120 miles away from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It was originally set aside as an oil reserve for the U.S. Navy, but it has yet to bring a single barrel of oil to market. NPR's Elizabeth Arnold reports.