Obama Protects Alaska Refuge, Opens Drilling in Arctic and AtlanticCiting Native subsistence fishing traditions among other considerations, President Barack Obama has designated 12.3 million acres as wilderness in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, putting it off limits to oil and gas drilling in perpetuity.

Woohoo Obama!  Thank you.  12.3 million acres is a whole lot of love to show to Natives and to MamaEarth.

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