Environmentalists call the Willow Oil project a “coal bomb”.

In this installment of Your Call: One Planet, we discuss the $8 billion ConocoPhillips Willow oil and gas project in Alaska’s fragile and pristine western Arctic region.

Earlier this month, President Biden approved the oil drilling project despite fierce opposition from environmentalists and Alaska Natives.

The Willow project will capture approximately 9.2 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year, the equivalent of driving nearly two million gas-powered cars, or the annual output of 66 US coal-fired power plants over 30 years.


Adam Federmaninvestigative journalist, Type Investigations contributor and author Fasting and Feasting: The Life of Science Fiction Writer Patience Gray

Web resources:

Backfill: Unstable Ground

American Projects Center: 5 Reasons Willow Oil Drilling Project Won’t Lower Gas Prices and Only Benefit Big Oil

Earthly Justice: Conservation Organizations Sue to Stop Willow Oil Project in Alaska’s Western Arctic

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