United States Pushes Forward With Plans For Big-Oil Arctic Drilling
A News Release From The World Wildlife Fund
Posted August 21st, 2020 On Niagara At Large
In Response To The Trump Administration Releasing A Record Of Decision That Will Allow For The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Coastal Plain Leasing Program To Move Forward, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Issued The Following Statement From Margaret Williams, Managing Director, Arctic Program:
“Drilling In The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Poses An Intolerable Risk To One Of Our Nation’s Greatest Natural Treasures. The Refuge Is One Of The Few Places Remaining In The World Where Wildlife Has The Freedom To Roam, And Communities’ Ancient Traditions Are Deeply Rooted To The Land And Sea.
“The Administration Has Once Again Prioritized Unsustainable Development That Will Exacerbate Climate Change. It Also Has Undercut The Ability Of This Sensitive Environment To Support Vast Herds Of Caribou And The People Who Rely On Them, As Well As Denning Polar Bears, Musk-Oxen, And Birds From Every State And Continent.
“Even The Financial Community And Major Institutions Are Showing Leadership By Refusing To Fund Development In The Arctic Refuge And We Urge All To Refrain From Backing Any Project That Threatens The Communities And Natural Systems Of America’s Arctic.”
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A Footnote from Doug Draper at Niagara At Large –
What in hell is it with the idiots that continue to support Donald Trump?
Are they so greedy for whatever they think he is awarding them now in stock dividends and the like that they don’t give a shit about their chidlrens’ and grandchildrens’ future.
Shame on these people! May they burn in hell.
By the way, when is Canada’s Prime Minister going to stop standing there in front of a podium, for however seconds, end on end, a nd have the guts to speak out against this assault on our shared Arctic environment?
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