EUA aprueba proyecto petrolero en Alaska infographic
El gráfico muestra ubicación y detalles del proyecto Willow.
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Biden apeba el proyecto petrolero masivo Willow en Alaska

March 14, 2023 - El presidente de EUA Joe Biden ha aprobado el proyecto del perforación petrolera y gasífera Willow en Alaska, atrayendo enérgica oposición de los defensores del medioambiente.

The company behind the Willow project, ConocoPhillips, says it will create local investment and thousands of jobs.

But the $8bn proposal faced a torrent of online activism in recent weeks, with opponents arguing it should be halted over its climate and wildlife impacts.

Located on Alaska's remote North Slope, it is the largest oil development in the region for decades and could produce up to 180,000 barrels of oil a day.

According to U.S. Bureau of Land Management estimates, that means it will generate up to 278 million metric tonnes of CO2e over its 30-year lifetime - the equivalent of adding two million cars to US roads every year.

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PUBLISHED: 14/03/2023; STORY: Graphic News
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