the Trump administration announced new plans to open protected Arctic land to oil and gas development.

6 month ago

The Trump administration announced its plans to open up a pristine, protected area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, America’s premier wilderness refuge.

on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the tax act that opened the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, The Bureau of Land Management released its draft environmental impact statement (EIS) in preparation for an oil and gas lease sale in 2019 within the ecologically sensitive coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

the Arctic Refuge’s coastal plain contains the most important land denning habitat for polar bears across America’s Arctic coast. Birds from all fifty states migrate to the Refuge, including the Snowy Owl and Semipalmated Sandpiper.

this reckless move could turn the coastal plain of this premier wildlife refuge into oil and gas development valley.