Obama Bans Drilling in Bristol Bay

Togiak National Wildlife Refuge Image Credit: Steve Hillebrand, USFWS

President Obama banned oil and gas development in Alaska’s Bristol Bay last week. The President’s memorandum removes approximately 32.5 million acres from development. This is the third time a President has used the 1953 Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to permanently withdraw an area from development.

Read more about the memorandum in The New York Times.