Arctic reality check
The Wilderness Society has been sending out some great email bulletins about the details of the proposed Arctic Refuge drilling legislation. Now they’re all online in one place: check out the Arctic Reality Check.
Here are the four main points:
- Opens the entire 1.5 million-acre Coastal Plain for oil development, and mandates a minimum of 200,000 acres for the first lease sale.
- Weakens and sidesteps important environmental protection laws and standards.
- Dresses up weak or meaningless "protections" to sound good.
- Limits oversight by the public, the judicial branch, and the Fish and Wildlife Service.