Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announces the end to oil and gas leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. John Iadarola and Jayar Jackson break it down on The Damage Report.
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Read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2021/06/01/arctic-national-wildlife-refuge/
"The Biden administration on Tuesday suspended oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, targeting one of President Donald Trump’s most significant environmental acts during his last days in office.
The move by the Interior Department, which could spark a major legal battle, dims the prospect of oil drilling in a pristine and politically charged expanse of Alaskan wilderness that Republicans and Democrats have fought over for four decades. The Trump administration auctioned off the right to drill in the refuge’s coastal plain — home to hundreds of thousands of migrating caribou and waterfowl as well as the southern Beaufort Sea’s remaining polar bears — just two weeks before President Biden was inaugurated."
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