US Suspends All Oil, Gas Leases In Arctic National Wildlife Refuge – Interior Department

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> The Department of the Interior on Tuesday canceled all oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge pending a new environmental review. > Trump’s Interior Department sold the leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in January over the objections of environmentalists and indigenous groups. This was one of Trump’s last-minute actions as President, selling oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on the same day as the Capitol riots. This new action will block oil and gas drilling in one of the largest undeveloped wilderness refuges in the US, pending a review of its environmental impacts.

very_excited

It would be nice to preserve some beauty and not kill everything off and be left with nothing to look at but the exact type of asshole who’d want to destroy most of this stuff for his short term profits.

Sandblaster1988

“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.” ― Theodore Roosevelt

adonutforeveryone

When the oil companies’ own scientists think global warming is happening and their own policies plan for it in the future, you don’t really feel bad for them. What they have done to convince politicians and the public it isn’t happening.

GalaxyZeroOne

Some good news finally.

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