Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Joe Biden’s moratorium on oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a hard-won reprieve for the Gwich’in peoples of Alaska and Canada.
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No company has ever drilled in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which is the country’s largest wildlife refuge.
Trump's tax bill could open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.
The administration is poised to green light Shell's plans to drill in the Arctic Ocean, while it has asked Congress to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from drilling.
The President called for Congress to designate more than 12 million acres of Alaskan land as wilderness, including adding some 1.5 million acres eyed by the fossil fuel industry for oil and natural gas development.
Crude oil prices have plummeted over the past several months, making exploration in the Arctic economically risky, according to one of the world's leading oil producers.
The Alaska preserve is a pristine habitat for all sorts of iconic North American species — and it also sits atop an estimated 10.3 billion barrels of oil.