Shell is telling the federal government that it’s ready to return to Alaska and drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean’s Chukchi Sea in 2014, even though the company is still recovering from the beating dished out by the Arctic during the company’s first attempt in 2012.
In Alaska, Jewell will visit with Native leaders, conservation groups. She'll take trips to several of Alaska’s wild and threatened places. This includes an overnight camping trip in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an area we're fighting to protect.
Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, known as the crown jewel of America's wildlife refuge system, supports more varieties of plant and animal life than any other protected area in the Arctic Circle.