Trump Plan to Sell Arctic Oil Leases Will Face Challenges

first_imgUnder new leadership, several federal agencies could reject the leases, which even if purchased at an auction a few days before Inauguration Day would be subject to review, a process that usually takes several months.Mr. Biden vowed during the campaign to oppose oil and gas development in the refuge, a vast expanse of virtually untouched land in northeast Alaska that is home to polar bears, caribou and other wildlife. Even if in its waning days the Trump administration succeeds in selling oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, the leases may never be issued, legal and other experts said Tuesday.The leases would face strong and likely insurmountable headwinds from two directions: the incoming Biden administration and the courts, they said.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Digna Strautmane named ACC Rookie of the Week for second-straight week

first_img Published on February 5, 2018 at 4:30 pm Contact Billy: | @Wheyen3 Facebook Twitter Google+ Freshman forward Digna Strautmane, in a week when Syracuse (17-7, 5-6 Atlantic Coast) didn’t win, picked up ACC Rookie of the Week honors for the second-straight week.It’s the third time this season that Strautmane has received the accolade. It’s also the third-straight week that a Syracuse freshman took home rookie of the week honors since Amaya Finklea-Guity won the award two weeks ago.The Orange was unable to overcome Virginia Tech or No. 4 Louisville at home, but Strautmane led SU in scoring in both contests. Against the Hokies she put up 20 points and added five rebounds. On Sunday against the Cardinals, Strautmane dropped 22 points to go along with four assists and two blocks.The 6-foot-2 forward from Riga, Latvia, has now scored in double-figures in five-straight games. Among ACC freshman, Strautmane ranks fourth with her 10.4 points per contest.Strautmane also places on the national leaderboard in blocks per game. Her 2.08 blocks per game puts her 45th in the country. It also places second in the ACC behind Virginia’s Felicia Aiyeotan, a 6-foot-9 sophomore.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more