Thanks to a new bill in Congress, one of America’s greatest wild places -- the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska -- might become permanently protected as a wilderness area.
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell just doesn’t want to take “no” for an answer, but he must be getting used to it, because the U.S.
Parnell has submitted a plan for oil and gas exploration on the coastal plain of the Arctic Refuge where caribou and polar bears live.
President Obama has denied the controversial Keystone XL pipeline permit, preventing the enormously destructive project from carving up wild places from Canada to the Gulf.
What Obama’s decision means: