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Trump Admin Starts Selling Drilling Rights in Pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

HeadlineJan 06, 2021

In more environmental news, the first-ever oil and gas lease sale for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is set to proceed today after a federal judge sided with the Trump administration in its bid to allow corporations to exploit one of the world’s last pristine wilderness areas. Joe Biden has pledged to permanently protect the region, which is extremely rich in biodiversity and has been home to Indigenous peoples for many generations.

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