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First Nation fights to save the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The Gwich'in First Nation is once again facing down a threat to their way of life, as outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump makes a late-game effort to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration before he leaves office.

Trump to rush drill leases in Arctic prior to Biden Inauguration

Washington - The Trump administration is advancing plans to auction drilling rights in the U.S. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, who has vowed to block oil exploration in the rugged Alaska wilderness.

Trump's Interior Department is selling off the Arctic Refuge

Anchorage - The Trump administration announced Monday it would open up 1.5 million acres on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil and gas drilling.

Op-Ed: We must put a stop to oil drilling in the Alaska Arctic refuge

Anchorage - The U.S. Interior Department is determined to sell oil leases for the first time this year in the ecologically sensitive but presumably petroleum-rich coastal plain of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, according to the Trump administration.

White House takes steps to allow drilling in Alaska Arctic refuge

The 19.6 million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska is under attack again from President Trump. The information comes about through a memo from US Fish and Wildlife Service acting director James Kurth on August 11.

Shell hoping to end legal fight in bid to drill oil in Arctic

Portland - Shell had won a bidding war to successfully nab a couple of oil leases back in 2005 for the Beaufort Sea. But after a legal challenge in 2007, Shell was forced to suspend it's oil exploration activities.

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Sow and cub Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus) in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge  Alaska.
Sow and cub Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus) in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska.
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