Arctic Oil to Draw Bids Despite Rout, Interior Chief Predicts

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy

This article quotes DOI Secretary Bernhardt and includes discussion around potential effects that the recent crash in oil prices might have on a lease sale:  “I know there will be a record of decision signed, I believe there will be a call for nominations, and I believe there will likely be a lease sale” this year, Bernhardt said, while acknowledging the unpredictability of the coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult to be unequivocal about anything.