Part of the Brooks range in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Department of Interior announced this week that its management plan for ANWR, including the petroleum-rich coastal plain, will continue for the next 15 or so years....Show More Summary
The proposed opening of federal waters for drilling comes just days after the Obama administration announced plans to protect more than 12 million acres in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The post Oil And Gas Drilling Could Soon Come To Eastern Seaboard, White House Announces appeared first on ThinkProgress.
This week, President Barack Obama's administration announced that the Department of the Interior has released a new conservation plan for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) that will designate more than 12 million acres as wilderness, including...
President Obama’s Administration moved to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, widely considered one of the most spectacular and remote areas in the world. The Department of the Interior is releasing a conservation plan for the Refuge that
The largest wildlife refuge in the United States needs protection from oil & gas development.
It's one of our nation's most iconic bastions of pristine wilderness. It supports over 200 arctic species. Its coastal plain is a critical calving ground for the Porcupine caribou herd, which migrates hundreds of miles each year from the Yukon to reach it. Show More Summary
On Sunday, President Obama announced that he will call on Congress to increase the protection of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by adding more than 12 million acres of it to the National Wilderness Preservation System—the highest level of conservation protection. Show More Summary
Large populations of animals like this musk ox populate the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge hat the Obama administration wants to protect by designating it wilderness. In 1980, the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA)...Show More Summary
Wildlife Waystation is a 160-acre exotic animal refuge tucked into the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and it could be about to reopen to the public 14 years after closing. The Los Angeles Daily News reports they've raised...
Here's the latest salvo in President Obama's flurry of executive activity following the 2014 election: President Obama proposed designating 1.4 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as protected wilderness, drawing cheers...Show More Summary
President Barack Obama said Sunday that he planned to ask Congress to declare much of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, including its 1.5-million-acre coastal plain, an area on Alaska's North Slope suspected to contain...Show More Summary
The protections would put a wide swath of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge off-limits to oil and gas development. The post White House Proposes Protecting More Than 12 Million Acres Of Alaska’s Arctic Refuge appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The president is picking a big fight with oil-lovin' Republicans, and the green community is delighted.
President Barack Obama has announced plans to designate the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a protected wilderness area. Although the designation is meant to preserve undeveloped land and protect native species, the President’s plan is being met with stark criticism. Show More Summary
Obama has proposed 12.28 million acres of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge be given the government’s highest level of protection.
By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will call on Congress to expand protection of Alaska's Arctic refuge where oil and gas drilling is prohibited to 12 million acres (5 million hectares), an area that includes 1.4 million oil-rich acres along the coast. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Barack Obama is boosting protection of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and will ask Congress to designate more than 12 million acres as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich Coastal...Show More Summary
Obama Moves To Protect 1.4 Million Acres In ANWR The Obama administration is poised to set aside 1.4 million acres of coastal land in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, designating core areas of the refuge as wilderness, the White House announced Sunday. The move would prohibit motorized access to the area as well as the [...]Show More Summary
The president recommends more than 12 million acres of the region receive the highest level of protection available for public lands.