My Native Alaskan Community Needs the Willow Oil Project

Utqiagvik, Alaska

The long-delayed Willow Oil Field Project, located in the National Petroleum Reserve of Alaska (NPR-A), is vital to Alaska’s economy, America’s energy security and further modernization the northern slope region. Some of our residents still live in homes that are not connected to running water and basic sewage systems. We don’t have roads connecting our communities because the federal government won’t allow us to build them. According to Bureau of Land Management estimates, Willow could generate between $8 billion and $17 billion in new revenue for the federal government, the state of Alaska and communities like Utqiaġvik.


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