“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."
But I am especially concerned about the possibility of disaster in one of our most fragile habitats - the U.S. Arctic. In
These voluntary measures are needed, because the Arctic Ocean, for all its beauty, lacks any significant legal agreements
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.
Science has the ultimate say in drawing national boundaries.
We are accountable for our decisions, our investments, our respect for law, and our moral choices. Every day would seem, then, to be a moving calculation of multiple accountabilities - a ledger of life, with surpluses and, yes, deficits.
Follow us to one of the most fascinating yet endangered places on Earth. While politicians discuss climate change, we have asked seven artists about their relation to and work within the Arctic.
The White House’s announcement will keep drill rigs out of the Arctic for the next two years.