The government has proposed an extension of the so-called ice edge boundary to the constantly changing southern fringe of the permanent ice sheet. Anything north of that line is considered off-limits for oil drilling.
However, the new line remains sufficiently far north that it does not affect existing exploration licences.
The minority government is expected to gain cross-party support for the proposal, which has been under consideration for months.
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