Arctic drilling

“The notion that we, tonight, after 60-plus years, would give up what is a biologically important area ... for what? For oil we don’t need?”
Russia is moving ahead with drilling plans in the region.
Citing environmental risks, the Interior Department called the plan the "right path forward."
Science has the ultimate say in drawing national boundaries.
Shell "disagrees with the decision." Climate groups rejoice.
An exploratory well drilled to 6,800 feet found oil and gas but not in sufficient quantities.
The secretary of state defends the administration's decision to allow Arctic drilling.
Environmental groups have called the president's actions "hypocritical."