October 2019

Trump Administration Pushes for Arctic Drilling, Denies ‘Climate Crisis’

The Trump administration is currently seeking the ability to offer lease sales for oil drilling across 1.56 million acres of coastal plains in Alaska. In a recently released environmental impact statement, the Bureau of Land Management argued in favor of the administration, saying “there is not a climate crisis.” BLM, via statement They went on to argue that the warming of the Earth does not cause “unlivable” conditions, but rather favorable ones. BLM, via statement According to environmental groups, the statement by the BLM is a “coordinated disinformation effort” by the administration. Brenda Ekwurzel, Union of Concerned Scientists Director of Climate Science, via ‘The Hill’