Alaska is one of the most resource-rich states in the United States, will billions of barrels of recoverable oil reserves. Russia, which sold Alaska to the United States in 1867, is currently benefitting from sky-high oil prices, prices which would drop if Alaskan production were to soar. When it comes to oil, natural gas, and even mining for renewable energy minerals, the battle in Alaska is one between the environment and the growing demand for energy. Alaska has the potential to provide the US with more oil, but it all boils down to one question: what’s more important, energy security or the environment? This issue is currently being toiled over by Biden’s administration and the Alaskan state government. As oil firms are committed to continuing major oil and gas operations in Alaska, will they be allowed to support the growing North American energy demand or will the U.S. government […]