The federal government unveiled criminal charges in a new case against the former head of the embattled company that hopes to explore the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s oil potential.
Should we be drilling for oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge? Do we really need to be developing new oil reserves, especially in this pristine wonderland?
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.