“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."
We need to make the transition to a clean energy economy and we must do it now by taking special places off the table, protecting them from risky and dangerous drilling.