The company claims that “surface exploration work will start this summer on the Colt Mesa property and drill permitting will be initiated shortly.” However, these lands are part of a national monument and legally closed to mining.
Conservation groups and partners working in concert to raise opposition to the Trump administration’s proposal to drill the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge announced today, at the close of the Interior Department’s formal comment period, that over 640,000 America
This evening, Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society will testify at a public hearing called by the Interior Department in Washington as the Trump Administration prepares to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. TWS strongly opposes drilling in the refuge.
These 170 organizations join Minnesota’s Governor Dayton, other elected officials, four Minnesota and First Nation Chippewa tribes, thousands of medical professionals, and more than 50 scientists in urging protection.