Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 22, 2019

New Drilling, Logging in Alaska’s Protected Areas Could Release as Much Pollution as All the World’s Cars Emit in a Year

Center for American Progress News Release

The Trump administration’s attacks on Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Tongass National Forest could release almost 5 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, according to a new analysis from the Center for American Progress.

That’s almost as much pollution as all the world’s cars emit in a year—which is more than 1 billion passenger vehicles, the analysis finds. The decision to strip protections from these areas in favor of industry completely ignores climate impacts, including the effects of shrinking sea ice, coastal erosion, and permafrost loss.

Read full article RELEASE: New Drilling, Logging in Alaska’s Protected Areas Could Release as Much Pollution as All the World’s Cars Emit in a Year – Center for American Progress


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