Critics gear up for response to lease sale in Arctic refuge

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Opponents of oil drilling in America's largest wildlife refuge have a message for oil drillers and the people who finance them: Don't become the company known for the demise of America's polar bears.

The Department of the Interior hopes to conduct a lease sale in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by the end of the year but environmental groups say they will challenge those plans in federal court and the court of public opinion.

“We will not tolerate the administration's brazen attempt to paper over the impacts of this disastrous proposal, and we will see them in cour...

 

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