U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., August 15, 2020. REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said his administration was considering whether to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.
“We will take a look at that,” Trump told Fox News in a telephone interview when asked about a Wall Street Journal article on the decision. The WSJ earlier reported that the Trump administration plans to approve an oil leasing program for ANWR on Monday.
Reporting by Steve Holland and Susan Heavey; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama