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September 15, 2019 - The Guardian

Trump opens protected Alaskan Arctic refuge to oil drillers

Trump opens protected Alaskan Arctic refuge to oil drillers

The Trump administration is finalizing plans to allow oil and gas drilling in a portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge that has been protected for decades.

"With an eye on developing the entirety of the fragile coastal plain, the administration has been riding roughshod over science, silencing dissent and shutting out entire Indigenous communities," Adam Kolton, The Alaska Wilderness League’s executive director said.

GruntVegan: The area at risk is part of the National Wildlife Refuge System system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

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