Trump Administration Is Suppressing Science and Public Opinion to Drill the Arctic Refuge

From: Center for American Progress

“In December 2018, the Trump administration’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for oil and gas leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. The review was criticized for being insufficient and downplaying the impacts of drilling in one of the few untouched wilderness areas left in the country. Furthermore, leaked memos from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and other Department of the Interior agencies suggested that the BLM’s data are lacking and outdated, identifying at least 20 major studies that should be conducted before giving oil and gas the green light.”

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