29 Apr '11, 3pm

In the wake of the nation’s worst offshore #oilspill, the House is considering making drilling even less safe

Earlier this week NRDC released a report with the International Union for Conservation of Nature highlighting the 13 most vulnerable spots in the Arctic that should be considered for protection as the oil and other industries look to move into the melting Arctic. Alaska’s Chukchi and Beaufort Coast was one of three most vulnerable U.S. Arctic treasures that made the list – and it would be directly in the line of danger if pending legislation to expand U.S. offshore drilling passes when the U.S. House of Representatives reconvenes next week. The Chukchi and Beaufort Sea Coast off Northern Alaska is one of the most unique places on the planet. More female polar bears use this coastline, which includes the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, to den every winter than anywhere else in America’s Arctic. They arrive in the late fall to birth in snow caves. When they emerge in the sp...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/cclusen/one_of_arctics_...

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