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04-09-2021 Current Affairs

Q. Which country has decided to pause oil and gas leasing in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?

A. Canada
B. UK
C. USA
D. Ireland


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Commented on 2021-09-04 14:19:04 (IST)
Answer : C

Explanation : The new US administration headed by Joe Biden has announced its plans to halt temporarily its oil and gas leasing in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The preceding administration headed by Trump had issued leases in this region which is considered sacred by Indigenous Gwich’in.

Gwich'in are an Athabaskan language speaking people of Canada and Alaska. They live in the northwestern part of North America close to the Arctic circle.