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The Gwich'in are once again facing down a threat to their way of life, as outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump makes a late-game effort to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration before he leaves office.

The battle over opening Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling has gone on for decades. Now the Trump administration is closer to auctioning off those drilling rights. @teganhanlon  joins us to discuss.

More than two-thirds of the American people oppose oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Yet, during his final days in office, the lame-duck president is rushing to exploit and lease this land to the highest bidder.

The Trump administration is now starting the formal process of selling leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil companies, according to the New York Times. The move comes after the Trump administration opened the refuge for oil drilling.

The Trump administration is moving to sell drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It’s the latest attempt by a global superpower to exploit the rich resources in the Arctic region THREAD 1/6

The Trump admin is looking to greenlight a consequential drilling project in Alaska before the Biden admin takes over. Oil and gas firms are bidding on the chance to secure drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which is home to thousands of native animals.

A group of investment firms, conservationists and indigenous groups have called on insurers to cease supporting oil and gas projects in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

This is going to be a great event. It features an incredible lineup: Fawn Sharp, president of @NCAI1944  ; botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer, and Norma Kassi, a native Gwich’in defender of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

It's your weekly NYT Climate FWD: newsletter, with items on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and on an engineer who is trying to save Brazil's floodwaters for times of drought, and on a company that pushes oil's agenda. Why not subscribe?

If lease sales in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge happen in the final days of the Trump administration, they may face disputes in court or could be reversed by the Biden administration.

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No, President Trump, you can't sell the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to your Big Oil buddies on your way out the door.

The Trump administration is asking oil and gas companies to pick parts of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge they want to drill — a last-minute push to auction off leases in the pristine landscape before Biden takes office.

Breaking News: The Trump administration finalized a plan to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas companies, which will likely spur a legal battle

The Trump administration finalized plans Monday to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, a move that will auction off oil and gas rights in the heart of one of the nation’s most iconic wild places.

The Trump admin finalized plans to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas, despite outcry from Alaska Native and wildlife groups. Leases could be auctioned by end-2020. It is a critical habitat for polar bears, whose numbers dropped 40% there in the last decade.

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The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of our country’s greatest natural treasures. We cannot let Donald Trump, @DOIDepSec , and their Big Oil buddies auction off these protected lands and waters to the highest bidder.

President Trump is moving forward with oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Refuge, the crown jewel of our nation's wildlife refuge system. We should never open up our national parks and wildlife refuges to oil and gas exploration. #ProtectTheArctic 

Renewable energy, like wind and solar, are the kinds of projects the federal government should be focused on—not more drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. #ProtectTheArctic 

BREAKING The US Senate has voted for oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as part of an overhaul of tax policy.

The #GOPTaxBill  would even open up drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge because this tax bill wouldn’t be complete unless it helped big oil companies too. #ProtecttheArctic 

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