Conoco-Phillips oil rig in Alaska
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New global climate deal could hit Alaska drilling

Alaska is seeking to boost on-shore drilling in the wake of Shell's decision to abandon the Arctic, but there is significant political opposition.

The state derives 90% of its day-to-day income from oil revenues.

If a new global climate deal is agreed in Paris in December, it could have implications for the oil-rich US state.

Environment correspondent Matt McGrath reports.

  • 12 Oct 2015
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