The Willow Project, How it will affect us 

By: Tony

SAN JOSE, CALIF.—  On March 13, 2023, President Joe Biden approved a controversial oil mining project in Alaska, the Project named the Willow Project.

The Willow Project is an oil mining project in Alaska, the project generates up to 600 million barrels of oil. The Willow Project was started by ConocoPhillips, an energy company that has been drilling Alaska for oil for years, and they proposed the idea of the Willow Project in 2020 and it has now been approved.

The idea was first proposed to former president Donald Trump that there would be five drill pads but later got reduced to three when President Biden approved it. The Biden admission approved it because the lease was valid. 

The Willow project is very controversial because it could produce up to 239 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in thirty years. The project would surely change the climate for the worse. Scientists are working to find better reusable fuel sources to replace fossil fuels.

(15 out of 18 students at Silver Creek feel concerned about the consequences that the project could bring.)

picture of President Biden
Source: Wikimedia

Because of how many consequences the project would bring, many people feel very concerned and began protesting on both social media and in real life trying to revert the green light to the project. Environmental activists are also enraged at President Biden because he promised to prioritize environmental protection, and climate change, but instead of doing what he promised he is doing the exact opposite.

With many activists protesting against the Willow Project, many people believe that President Joe Biden would revert the approving the project. But as of right now there isn’t more information about the project or reverting the approval of the project. 

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