2017-12-01 20:05:34

GOP Quietly Moves to Open Arctic Refuge to Oil & Gas Drilling While Earth Undergoes 6th Extinction

As the GOP tax bill heads to a potential vote today, a little known provision tucked into the Republican tax bill would open one of the world’s last pristine wildernesses—the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—to oil and fracked gas drilling. The amendment was added during negotiations to win votes for the larger tax bill. The Arctic Refuge is rich in biodiversity and home to caribou, polar bears and musk oxen. It has also been home to indigenous people for thousands of years.

Environment

Democracy Now!

Amid Worst Winter Wildfires in California History, Farmworkers Are Laboring in Hazardous Air

Amid Worst Winter Wildfires in California History, Farmworkers Are Laboring in Hazardous Air

Rising Up With Sonali

Trump Makes Unprecedented Move On National Monuments

Trump Makes Unprecedented Move On National Monuments

Democracy Now!

Native American Tribes Join to File Lawsuit Against Trump Attack on Bears Ears National Monument

Native American Tribes Join to File Lawsuit Against Trump Attack on Bears Ears National Monument

Democracy Now!

GOP Quietly Moves to Open Arctic Refuge to Oil & Gas Drilling While Earth Undergoes 6th Extinction

GOP Quietly Moves to Open Arctic Refuge to Oil & Gas Drilling While Earth Undergoes 6th Extinction