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
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.