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Biden grateful for prompt action to suspend Alaska refuge oil, gas leases -White House official

WASHINGTON, June 1 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden welcomed the Interior Department’s decision to suspend all oil and gas leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, pending a review of actions taken by the Trump administration, a top White House official said.

Biden’s climate adviser Gina McCarthy said the decision marked “an important step forward fulfilling President Biden’s promise to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.”

Reporting by Andrea Shalal Editing by Chris Reese

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