August 17, 2020

US Interior Dept approves oil drilling in Arctic refuge

Washington (AFP) – The US Department of the Interior approved oil and gas drilling on Monday in Alaska’s pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal that drilling leases could be auctioned off by the end of the year.Environmental groups vowed to fight the move to allow drilling in the remote area of northeast Alaska which is home to polar bears, caribou and other animals.”Our climate is in crisis, oil prices have cratered, and major banks are pulling out of Arctic financing right and left,” Adam Kolton, ex…


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