The coastal plain on Alaska’s North Slope is one of the most untouched ecosystems in America.
Oil companies obtained rights to the area before the giant reef was discovered.
Among the radical shifts in the political landscape that took place on November 8th are the revival of some serious threats to our ocean, our coasts and our planet.
This week, the California Air Resources Board released new regulations to extend the Cap and Trade program that began in 2006 -- a move that will help bolster the governor's plan to keep California on a path toward clean energy and climate leadership.
Sure it's worth celebrating but don't pop the champagne just yet. If we're going to truly begin tackling the climate crisis (and protect wildlife and coastal communities from oil spills) we need to halt all new offshore drilling.
'Knee-deep in Blood': Protestors Disrupt New Orleans Oil and Gas Lease Sale and Prognosticate a Frightening Future
As the protestors protested, for the better part of an hour, the oil men and oil women, dressed in suits of blue and gray, sat back in their folding chairs and tap-tapped on their smart phones, while drinking the complimentary coffee and looking nonplused.
It announced that it will not maintain any active rigs in the Bakken shale region in 2016 and also announced production cuts of 15-20 percent and a capital spending reduction of 80 percent.