Interior Department finalizes plans for sale of oil and gas leases off coast of Alaska
November 28, 2022
The Interior Department announced final steps to carry out an oil and gas lease sale off Alaska’s coast, just the second such offshore lease sale of President Joe Biden ‘s tenure. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, a subagency within the Interior Department that manages federal acreage in the outer continental shelf, issued a final notice of sale on Monday to auction off approximately 958,202 acres in Alaska’s Cook Inlet. The lease sale will be held on Dec. 30.