The Trump administration intends to auction off drilling rights in all federal lands of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal plain in its upcoming oil and gas lease sale.

That’s according to its 83-page document  that details the terms of the sale and the timeline for bids. It comes four days after the federal government announced Jan. 6 as the official date of the drilling-rights auction.

The Trump administration will soon take a big step toward drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It hopes to sell leases to companies before the end of the year.

Alaska Native issues feature prominently at hearing on Arctic Refuge oil leasing

Feb 14, 2019

At a public meeting in Anchorage on the federal government’s plan to open part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil development,