President Trump's administration wants to sell contracts to various companies that could allow companies to drill oil in Alaska's pristine coastal areas. The decision is highly publicized and several environmental organizations and Biden oppose the decision, while oil-friendly companies now see great opportunities.
Companies may be allowed to drill oil in a nature reserve in Alaska. The decision comes from The Trump administration reports Reuters. The area that is open for negotiation is a nature reserve in northern Alaska, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). It is a protected area with rich wildlife. Trump's decision has now created debate especially between environmental activists.
- When the demand for oil falls and the effects of climate change create chaos around the world, it does not add anything to the opening of the Arctic National Wild Refuge for oil and gas companies, sowns Janet Redman, campaign manager at Greenpeace USA.
In a world where oil is becoming less desirable due to climate change, Redman argues that this decision does not add anything positive to society. Trump's decision could be seen as positive for many of America's workers in the fossil fuel industry. IThe American Petroleum Institute says in a statement that oil drilling will result in more well-paid jobs and more money for the state, according to Expressen.
Alaska, the northernmost state in the United States, has rich oil deposits along the coasts. The area is important from an environmental point of view and important for both nature and wildlife, but also for the indigenous people of North America who have long fought to protect the area. Alaska Wilderness League Executive Director Adam Kolton also comments on the Trump administration's last attempt to influence US climate policy before Biden's takeover, writes The New York Times.
- It is disappointing that this administration has maintained such a low level of consideration for America's public lands, for wildlife, and for indigenous peoples who depend on them, Adam Kolton told The New York Times.