The Arctic Ocean is a remote and harsh environment, making oil drilling especially dangerous. It also is home to wildlife and local populations for whom an oil spill would be devastating.
The remote and frigid Arctic Ocean is home to whales, polar bears and other marine mammals. It is under great pressure from the oil industry, so we're working to keep it safe from drilling and oil spills.
Drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean is a recipe for disaster. The Wilderness Society is committed to protecting the ocean and its shores from drilling.
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- Friday, December 8, 2017
The department is expected to announce a new draft rule in the next few weeks that could revise the existing regulation or rescind it entirely.
In response, The Wilderness Society released the following statement from Chase Huntley, Energy & Climate Program Director:
- Thursday, December 7, 2017
In response to news reports that the Interior Department's energy lease sale today drew little oil industry interest, Chase Huntley, senior director of The Wilderness Society's energy program said: