Trump Administration Approves Drilling In Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Arctic Refuge Drilling
FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, caribou from the Porcupine Caribou Herd migrate onto the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. Opponents of petroleum drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are preparing for a response to a possible petroleum lease sale. The Interior Department hopes to conduct a lease sale by the end of 2019. U.S. Fish, Wildlife Service / AP Photo
Arctic Refuge Drilling
FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, caribou from the Porcupine Caribou Herd migrate onto the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. Opponents of petroleum drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are preparing for a response to a possible petroleum lease sale. The Interior Department hopes to conduct a lease sale by the end of 2019. U.S. Fish, Wildlife Service / AP Photo

Trump Administration Approves Drilling In Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

 The Trump administration on Monday gave final approval to oil and gas drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

The Natural Resource Defense Council tells Reset why it believes this will exacerbate the climate crisis, devastate the area’s ecosystem and indigenous peoples’ lives.

GUEST: Niel Lawrence, Alaska director and senior attorney at the Natural Resource Defense Council’s Land & Wildlife Program