Posted by: Sandy Steinman | July 21, 2018

Drilling In Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Will Get Fast Review

The Washington Post reports on the Interior Department’s plan to rush through approval for drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge raising concerns about the protection of this environmentally fragile are.

The Interior Department has commissioned an expedited environmental review of the impact of leasing part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas drilling, according to a document released under the Freedom of Information Act.

Some former Interior officials, along with several environmentalists, questioned whether the federal government could conduct an adequate environmental-impact statement under such tight time constraints.

Read full article Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to get fast review – The Washington Post


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